Stax soul man William Bell receives grant, plans to pay it forward

By Published: June 25, 2020 4:00 AM CT

The songwriter and performer of early Stax hit "You Don't Miss Your Water" will receive $25,000 from the National Endowment of the Arts. He said the full amount will be used for projects involving young soul musicians.

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William Bell Stax Records Mavis Staples Phineas Newborn
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