Kenny Wayne Shepherd is a blues musician born in Shreveport, Louisiana. Self-taught, he began playing at age 7, figuring out Muddy Waters licks from his father's record collection. At the age of 13, he was invited onstage by the New Orleans bluesman Bryan Lee. After proving his abilities, he decided on music as a career. Kenny Wayne Shepherd has sold millions of albums worldwide, with two Grammy nominations, three straight No. 1 blues albums, a string of No. 1 mainstream rock singles and two Billboard Music Awards. He was also awarded the 1998 and 2001 Orville H. Gibson Awards for Best Blues Guitarist.