JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Some of the best musicians in Mississippi will be recognized Monday night in Jackson.
The 36th Annual Jackson Music Awards is being held at the Marriott Hotel downtown.
Shining stars in gospel, hip-hop, R&B and regional southern soul are being honored for their outstanding work.
Those attending the awards show will be treated to live music.
Organizers say the JMA encourages young -- and up and coming artists in the Jackson area.
"They see the Jackson music awards not just as local Mississippi Awards Show. They see Jackson Music Awards as their platform to be recognized for all the hard work they've done," said executive director Lee King.
Some of the honorees include Malcolm White of Jackson, Benjamin Wright of Greenville and Cassandra Wilson of Jackson.
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