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Musician David Holt Receives Award


Last updated 10/6/2021 at 11:52am

Grammy winner David Holt is the latest recipient of the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Award.

David Holt is the recipient of this year's Bascom Lamar Lunsford Award.

The award has been given yearly since 1980 to "an individual who has made significant contributions to the folk, musical, and/or dance traditions of the southern mountain region."

The award usually is presented during the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Mountain Music Festival at Mars Hill University, but with this year's festival canceled due to health concerns surrounding COVID-19, there will not be an in-person award presentation ceremony.

Holt is a four-time Grammy Award-winning musician, storyteller, historian, televis...

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