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Burning Spear Gets A Grammy Nod

JAMAICA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Among the Grammy nominees for "Best Reggae Album" this was Burning Spear, for "The Burning Spear Experience," a two disc retrospective of 25 tracks compiled by the artist himself.

Performing since 1969, Burning Spear, AKA Winston Rodney, has become an iconic figure in the reggae world and has earned a reputation as a legendary performer, maintaining an active touring and performance schedule.

Burning Spear's socially-conscious music is infused with messages of peace and unity, tied to his views on Rastafarianism and black unity.

In 2002, Rodney and his Wife Sonia, who has been instrumental on the production side with several of Spear's recent releases, founded Burning Spear Records.

"Music," Burning Spear maintains, "is a very important thing. We have to remember that no force is stronger than the music." – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers