Press Room

Visit Mississippi welcomes media requests. Please reach out directly to Public Relations Specialist Savannah Tirey at stirey@mississippi.org. Please provide a deadline with any request so we can work to accommodate your publishing schedule.

Visit Mississippi maintains an archive of current photography of the state’s tourism assets. We routinely provide photography with limited use rights to media outlets. Please refer all photography requests to the public relations specialist, as well.

 

Press Releases

Music Tourism Convention Postponed to 2021 Due to COVID-19

June 25, 2020

The fifth edition of the Music Tourism Convention, originally scheduled for this September in Cleveland, Mississippi, has been postponed until 2021. Due to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, event hosts Visit Mississippi, the city of Cleveland and Music Cities Events decided to move the dates of the convention to Sept. 29-Oct. 2, 2021. The event will […]

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National Travel and Tourism Week 2020 Celebrates “Spirit of Travel”

May 11, 2020

Jackson, Mississippi — May 6, 2020 — National Travel and Tourism Week, the annual celebration of the contributions and accomplishments of the U.S. travel industry, will spotlight resilience and hope in the face of the coronavirus pandemic with this year’s theme: the Spirit of Travel. Celebrated annually the first full week in May, NTTW was created by […]

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Jerry Lee Lewis Receives Country Music Trail Marker

December 19, 2019

Jackson, Mississippi — December 19, 2019 — Jerry Lee Lewis received a Mississippi Country Music Trail marker Thursday afternoon at his ranch in Nesbit, Mississippi. “After pioneering the genres of rock ‘n’ roll and rockabilly with hits that crossed over to the country music charts, Jerry Lee decided to locate to Nesbit to settle down, and […]

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The Mississippi Country Music Trail Honors Jimmie Rodgers and the Bristol Sessions

November 22, 2019

Jackson, Mississippi — November 22, 2019 — Jimmie Rodgers received his second Mississippi Country Music Trail marker Friday in Bristol, Tennessee. The marker recognizes Rodgers’ participation in the Bristol Sessions, a series of music recordings regarded by music historians as “The Big Bang of Country Music.” “Bristol is not only where Mississippi son Jimmie Rodgers was […]

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Mississippi Writers Trail Unveils Marker Honoring William Faulkner

October 10, 2019

Jackson, Mississippi — October 10, 2019 — The Mississippi Writers Trail celebrated the world-renowned literary contributions of author William Faulkner on Thursday with the dedication of a marker in Oxford.The marker is located in front of Rowan Oak, the author’s longtime home, at 916 Old Taylor Rd. “William Faulkner is arguably one of the greatest […]

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Mississippi Writers Trail Unveils Marker Honoring Elizabeth Spencer

October 5, 2019

Jackson, Mississippi — October 5, 2019 — The Mississippi Writers Trail celebrated the literary contributions of author Elizabeth Spencer on Saturday with the dedication of a marker during the Carrollton Historic Pilgrimage and Pioneer Day Festival. The Elizabeth Spencer marker is located in front of the Merrill Museum at 601 E. Jackson St. on the […]

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Mississippi Country Music Trail Honors Marty Gamblin

September 26, 2019

Jackson, Miss. (Sept. 26, 2019) – Gov. Phil Bryant joined former music publisher Marty Gamblin in Philadelphia on Thursday as he received the 31st marker on the Mississippi Country Music Trail. “For decades, Marty Gamblin has been an extension of Mississippi’s rich musical heritage by sharing his talents as a publisher and manager for some of the […]

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Visit Mississippi Wins National Tourism Award

September 3, 2019

Jackson, Miss. (Sept. 3, 2019) – The U.S. Travel Association awarded Visit Mississippi a Destinations Council’s Mercury Award during the Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations conference held Aug. 20 in Austin, Texas. The Mercury Awards recognize U.S. Travel destination members for excellence and creative accomplishments in state and territory destination marketing and promotion. “Mississippi Runs […]

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