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Del McCoury, a bluegrass guitarist and singer from Hendersonville, Tennessee, accepts his NEA National Heritage Fellowship award from NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman.

Del McCoury, a bluegrass guitarist and singer from Hendersonville, Tennessee, accepts his NEA National Heritage Fellowship award from NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman. At the ceremony, Rocco Landesman said, “Del McCoury is a distinctive singer whose penetrating vocals epitomize bluegrass standards of tradition and excellence. He is an innovator who has adapted the work of contemporary songwriters to reach new and broader audiences.”