The Mississippi Country Music Trail is a program by the State of Mississippi to promote Mississippi’s rich musical heritage.

It is essentially the same idea as the Mississippi Blues Trail but applied to country music instead of blues.

We encountered the following Mississippi Country Music Trail markers during our travels in Mississippi.

Bobbie Gentry – Greenwood, Mississippi

The Mississippi Country Music Trail marker for Bobbie gentry, Grand Avenue, Greenwood, Mississippi
The Mississippi Country Music Trail marker for Bobbie Gentry, Grand Avenue, Greenwood, Mississippi

Bobbie Gentry

Located on Grand Avenue, Greenwood, Mississippi at the entrance to a bridge over the Tallahatchee River, a very appropriate location since Bobbie Gentry’s best known song, Ode To Billie Joe, features lyrics about the “Tallahatchee Bridge.”

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Country Music Comes Of Age – Meridian, Mississippi

Mississippi Country Music Trail marker for Country Music Comes Of Age, Meridian, Mississippi
Mississippi Country Music Trail marker for Country Music Comes Of Age, Meridian, Mississippi

This marker for Country Music Comes of Age in downtown Meridian, Mississippi commemorates the annual Jimmie Rodgers Festival held in Meridian since the 1950’s.

Also see the Elsie McWilliams and Jimmie Rodgers commemorative markers nearby.

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Elsie McWilliams – Meridian, Mississippi

Mississippi Country Music Trail marker commemorating Elsie McWilliams, Meridian, Mississippi
Mississippi Country Music Trail marker commemorating Elsie McWilliams, Meridian, Mississippi

This Mississippi Country Music Trail marker for Elsie McWilliams is located near the Lauderdale County Courthouse in Meridian, Mississippi.

Also see the Mississippi Blues Trail marker for Jimmie Rodgers nearby.

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Johnny Russell – Moorhead, Mississippi

Mississippi Country Music Trail marker commemorating Johnny Russell, Moorhead, Mississippi
Mississippi Country Music Trail marker commemorating Johnny Russell, Moorhead, Mississippi

Johnny Russell

This Mississippi Country Music Trail marker for Johnny Russell is located in Moorhead, Mississippi, near the Mississippi Department of Archives & History marker for “Going Where The Southern Cross The Dog

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Marty Stuart – Philadelphia, Neshoba County, Mississippi

Mississippi Country Music Trail marker for Marty Stuart, Philadelphia, Neshoba County, Mississippi
Mississippi Country Music Trail marker for Marty Stuart, Philadelphia, Neshoba County, Mississippi

Marty Stuart

The Mississippi Country Music Trail marker for Marty Stuart is located at the intersection of Main Street and Byrd Avenue in Philadelphia, Mississippi.

The Mississippi Blues Trail marker for Otis Rush is nearby.

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Elvis Presley – Tupelo, Mississippi

Mississippi Country Music Trail marker for Elvis Country, Elvis Presley Birthplace Museum, Tupelo, Mississippi
Mississippi Country Music Trail marker for Elvis Country, Elvis Presley Birthplace Museum, Tupelo, Mississippi

Elvis Country

The Mississippi Country Music Trail marker for Elvis Country is located at the Elvis Presley Birthplace Museum in Tupelo, Mississippi.

The Mississippi Blues Trail and the Mississippi Department of Archives & History have also placed markers commemorating Elvis Presley at this site.

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