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Monday, February 13th, 2012

Booker T. Wins Grammy For Best Pop Instrumental Album

Anti- Records would like to offer heartfelt congratulations to incredibly talented and influential musician Booker T. Jones for his Grammy Award win in the category of "Best Pop Instrumental Album" for his enthralling and soulful 2011 album The Road From Memphis.

The Road From Memphis traces Jones' journey from his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee to the world stage. Produced by Jones with The Roots' ?uestlove and Rob Schnapf (Beck, Elliot Smith), the album's title refers not only to Booker T's journey but to the evolution of the soul sound he helped invent as it traveled from Memphis to Detroit, Philadelphia and beyond. The record features a broad range of guest vocalists including Matt Berninger of the National, Sharon Jones, Yim Yames of My Morning Jacket and Lou Reed.

This is Jones's fourth Grammy award. He previously won in 1994 with his band Booker T. & The MG's for their performance of "Cruisin.'" He was then awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007 and won in the Best Pop Instrumental category for his 2009 solo album Potato Hole also released on Anti-Records. Jones was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1992.