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Kirk Whalum

President and CEO, Soulsville Foundation, Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and Stax Music Academy


B.A., Music, Texas Southern University; M.A., Religion, Memphis Theological Seminary. Handles fund-raising for Soulsville Foundation and raises awareness for Stax Museum and Stax Music Academy. Won Grammy in 2011 for Best Gospel Song, “It’s What I Do,” with Jerry Peters. Has also received 11 Grammy nominations, two Stellar Awards, and one Dove Award nomination.

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Industry: Tourism
Issue: May 2011