TUNICA, Miss. (AP) -- Country music artists Charley Pride and Marty Stuart and bluesman Pinetop Perkins will headline the third annual Mississippi Grammy gala.

Other performers at the Horseshoe Casino and Hotel in Tunica ('TOON-ih-cuh) on May 28 will be R&B singer Dorothy Moore, soul-gospel performers The Williams Brothers, blues singer Eddie Cotton and pianist Eden Brent.

The gala celebrates Mississippi's role as a breeding ground for many genres of music and its performers, including Grammy winners and nominees. Proceeds benefit the Mississippi Blues Commission's Blues Trail.

Stuart is a native of Philadelphia, Miss., Pride comes from Sledge and Perkins is from Belzoni.


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