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
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.”
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.
Elsie McWilliams – Meridian, Mississippi
This Mississippi Country Music Trail marker for Elsie McWilliams is located near the Lauderdale County Courthouse in Meridian, Mississippi.
Johnny Russell – Moorhead, Mississippi
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”
Marty Stuart – Philadelphia, Neshoba County, Mississippi
The Mississippi Country Music Trail marker for Marty Stuart is located at the intersection of Main Street and Byrd Avenue in Philadelphia, Mississippi.
Elvis Presley – Tupelo, Mississippi
The Mississippi Country Music Trail marker for Elvis Country is located at the Elvis Presley Birthplace Museum in Tupelo, Mississippi.
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