Otis Redding was inducted in to Grammy Hall of Fame for the remake of his 1966 song "Try A Little Tenderness." This was his highest selling record before his death in 1967.
Redding’s son tells 41NBC, his growing legacy comes with a commitment of improving the community through education and inspiring others.
"There are a lot of people that have accomplished a lot in the music industry today but there is only a handful of people that have accomplished that much by the time there 26," Otis Redding III says.
Redding is also in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Georgia Music Hall of Fame for his contributions to music.
In 1993, the U.S. Postal Service issued his own stamp.