Awards & Winners

Carl Perkins

Date of Birth 09-April-1932
Place of Birth Tiptonville
(Lake County, Tennessee)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Perkins, Carl, Carl Perkins & Duane Eddy & The Mavericks, Carl Lee Perkins, the King of Rockabilly
Profession Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Musician
Carl Lee Perkins was an American rockabilly musician who recorded most notably at Sun Records Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, beginning in 1954. His best known song is "Blue Suede Shoes". According to Charlie Daniels, "Carl Perkins' songs personified the rockabilly era, and Carl Perkins' sound personifies the rockabilly sound more so than anybody involved in it, because he never changed." Perkins' songs were recorded by artists as influential as Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Johnny Cash, which further cemented his place in the history of popular music. Paul McCartney even claimed that "if there were no Carl Perkins, there would be no Beatles." Called "the King of Rockabilly", he was inducted into the Rock and Roll, the Rockabilly, and the Nashville Songwriters Halls of Fame; and was a Grammy Hall of Fame Award recipient.

Awards by Carl Perkins

Check all the awards nominated and won by Carl Perkins.


Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album
Honored for : Interviews From The Class Of '55 Recording Sessions

Nominations 1986 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal Class of '55
Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Interviews From The Class Of '55 Recording Sessions


Grammy Hall of Fame Award
Honored for : Blue Suede Shoes / Honey, Don't!
(Blue Suede Shoes)


Nominations 1969 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Country Music Association Award for Song of the Year Daddy Sang Bass