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Sam Moore On His Lifetime Achievement Award: "It Means More To Me Than Anything" | GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends
Sam Moore first introduced the world to his soulful voice and contagious smile back in 1966, as half of GRAMMY-winning—and Rock & Roll Hall Of Famers—soul/R&B duo Sam & Dave. You've probably sung along to their upbeat 1967 hit "Soul Man," which earned the pair a GRAMMY for Best R&B Group Performance at the 10th GRAMMY Awards and later, in 1999, an induction into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame.
"It means more to me than anything in the world. It means that my work—what I've done and what I'm going to do in the near future—is not in vain," Moore shared backstage at the celebration.
During the show, Moore shared his bright smile (his sequin blazer wasn't the only thing shining) and electric voice on stage, joined by GRAMMY-winning country star Garth Brooks. The pair offered a vibrant rendition of "Soul Man," and Brooks shared his praises for the icon.
Sam & Dave were part of a handful of artists presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award during this year's show. Black Sabbath, Donny Hathaway, Billy Eckstine, Donny Hathaway, Julio Iglesias, George Clinton & the Parliament-Funkadelic and Dionne Warwick are the other 2019 recipients.
In addition to the Lifetime Achievement Award artists, the Trustees Awards, given to Lou Adler, Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson, and Johnny Mandel this year, also celebrated exemplary contributors to music, albeit outside of performance. Additionally, the Technical GRAMMY Award was presented (posthumously) to API Audio Co-Founder Saul Walker and Florida high school choir director Jeffery Redding was celebrated with the Music Educator Award.
Don't forget to tune into GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends this Friday, Oct. 18 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS (check your local listings).