We are proud to announce that Musicians Institute Guitar program alum, Keb’Mo’, has won his fifth GRAMMY at the 62nd annual GRAMMY Awards! Keb’Mo’ took home the award for Best Americana Album, for Oklahoma, beating out Calexico And Iron & Wine (Years To Burn), Madison Cunningham (Who Are You Now), J.S. Ondara (Tales Of America) and Yola (Walk Through Fire).
Keb’ Mo’ was very gracious at his win, saying during his acceptance speech, “This is amazing, I don’t know what to say,…Thank you, thank you, thank you, wow. This GRAMMY is his fifth win, and all four of his previous GRAMMYs have been for Best Contemporary Blues Album, clearly setting him apart as one of the best bluesmen in contemporary music.
His early career began by writing songs for artists such as Jefferson Airplane, but his solo career took off in 1994 when he released his self-titled debut, which reached No. 4 on Billboard‘s Blues Albums chart. According to his official site, Keb’Mo’s impressive guitar playing has earned him an invite to Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Festival and has inspired many guitar brands to release signature guitar models named after him.