Bryson Tiller thanks Kentucky for his Static Major Award

Published: Aug. 24, 2016 at 1:14 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 24, 2016 at 1:17 AM EDT
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Bryson Tiller posted a photo of his Static Major Award on Instagram on Monday. (Source:...
Bryson Tiller posted a photo of his Static Major Award on Instagram on Monday. (Source: Instagram/@brysontiller)
Dorian Washington presented the Static Major Award to Bryson Tiller at the Kentucky Urban...
Dorian Washington presented the Static Major Award to Bryson Tiller at the Kentucky Urban Entertainment Awards. (Source: South Alves)
Bryson Tiller's uncle, Terry Cotton, accepted the Static Major Award on Tiller's behalf....
Bryson Tiller's uncle, Terry Cotton, accepted the Static Major Award on Tiller's behalf. (Source: South Alves)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Louisville native Bryson Tiller is a busy man. The singer and rapper spends most of his time making platinum-selling albums and touring all over the world.

But on Monday, Tiller took time out of his day to return the love he recently received from The Elitegiance DJs and the state of Kentucky.

Tiller was chosen to receive the Static Major Award at this year's Kentucky Urban Entertainment Awards. The honor is designated for those who have achieved worldwide success in the music industry, much like Static Major did before his passing in 2008.

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At the awards show on Saturday, Static Major's manager, Dorian Washington, presented the award in front of a packed house at Coconut Beach Night Club. Tiller's uncle, Terry Cotton, accepted the award in his absence.

Monday afternoon, Bryson Tiller posted a photo of the award on his Instagram story with a text overlay that read, "thank you to my home state" and included two praying hands emojis.

DJ Slikk, CEO of The Elitegiance, explained the significance of the photo. "It means he has love and respect for home," Slikk said. "And that means a lot to artists that are trying to get to his level of success. It also shows them that the awards are meaningful."

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