The Mississippi Country Music Trail

Experience country music’s past and present during your stay in Mississippi. Trailblazers from the Magnolia State have left an imprint on the soundtracks of the American South throughout history, inspiring musicians for decades. Let us help you make your vacation one to remember. At Visit Mississippi, we guide you on a journey through the history of honky-tonk along the Mississippi Country Music Trail and beyond.

Tour Local Landmarks

Visit all the hot spots along the Country Music Trail to learn more about the roots of the genre and the contributions of legendary Mississippians over time. The Mississippi Country Music Trail is made up of markers placed across the state. These markers commemorate noteworthy people, places, and events throughout the history of country music and how each one was instrumental in shaping country music as we know it today. Some notable markers along the trail include:

  • Sparta Opry
  • Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Chris LeDoux
  • Paul Overstreet
  • Charley Pride
  • Faith Hill
  • Tammy Wynette

This journey through music history appeals to generations of fans. Whether you prefer the rocking style of Jerry Lee Lewis or the memorable tunes of Faith Hill, the Mississippi Country Music Trail covers country music through the ages.

When you’ve completed your trip along the Country Music Trail, roll out the red carpet and make time to tour the GRAMMY Museum during your stay. The GRAMMY Museum showcases some of music’s most celebrated names and events, emphasizing the impact each had on the history of American music. The GRAMMY Museum appeals to visitors of all ages through interactive exhibits and a well-rounded schedule of attractions and events. From the youngest music buffs to seasoned music lovers, visitors from around the world frequent this music hot spot throughout the year.

Experience Country Music Live

Country music is as much a staple to the South as sweet tea and barbecue. Whether you’re on a road trip through the state or staying at one of our many hotels, there’s no shortage of country music to enjoy. Kick up your boots and experience some of the best musicians the state has to offer. You can visit our casinos to check out the headliners on deck or discover the up-and-coming acts that grace local stages across the state.

Planning your vacation around a concert can make for a truly memorable stay with friends and family. While exploring the shops downtown, you can check out the vintage venues and outdoor stages that musicians call home. Many venues serve up more than just great music — you can bookend your week with drinks, dinner, and a show as you enjoy the company of fellow fans like yourself. Let us help you find romantic spots for a date night, family-friendly events, and festivals that will guarantee memories that last a lifetime.

Plan Your Trip Through The Mississippi Country Music Trail

From Mississippi country music legends to memorable locations, the markers along the Country Music Trail piece together the fabric of country music as we know it today. Here at Visit Mississippi, we can help you locate country music hot spots in the state. Use our tour guide to get started and our online trip planner to mark points of interest. For help finding country music landmarks and special events, reach out to us today.

The Mississippi Country Music Trail – Chris Ledoux – Born on October 2, 1948, here in Biloxi, Chris Lee LeDoux was the son of an Air Force major stationed at Keesler Air Force Base. He can be credited with reviving […]