February 1, 2014
For more than sixty years, from her early days with The Staple Singers to her recent work with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, Mavis Staples has been legend of the Gospel and Blues. Staples is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner, and a National Heritage Fellowship Award recipient. VH1 named her one of the 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll, and Rolling Stone listed her as one of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. Staples was recently nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Americana Album for "One True Vine."