Lake Charles musician Sean Ardoin has been elected to the Memphis Chapter of The Recording Academy, the premier organization responsible for honoring achievement in music with the Grammy Awards.
The distinction is one Ardoin, a member of the First Family of Creole and Cajun Music, had been seeking for eight years. As a governor of the Memphis Chapter, Ardoin joins a group responsible for the financial health of the Recording Academy and trustees who develop policy at the national level.
Ardoin is an international touring artist, who has entertained in several countries and the entire continental United States. He has performed professionally since the age of 12, giving him 35 years experience in the entertainment business. He is a descendant of Amedee Ardoin, who is credited by Louisiana music scholars with laying the groundwork for Creole and Cajun music in the early 20th century, and was also the first artist to record the music of the Acadiana region.