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Buffett inducted into Mississippi Songwriters Hall of Fame

Sep. 20, 2020 9:18 AM EDT

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — Jimmy Buffett, Mac McAnally and the late B.B. King are among the latest inductees to the Mississippi Songwriters Hall of Fame. This year's ceremony was held online instead of in-person because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, WLOX-TV reported. During the Thursday event,...

Bluesman beats the virus, going into rehabilitation soon

Sep. 19, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Things are improving for Montgomery bluesman Stanford “Slim” Barnes, who was hospitalized in August and spent a week in ICU due to COVID-19. “I’m virus free. I’m doing well,” said Barnes, 78, an Alabama Blues Hall of Fame member who’s...