Jerry Lee Lewis Country Music Trail Marker

MS-5Regions

Address

1595 Malone Rd.
Nesbit, MS 38651

Phone

662-393-8770

Website

http://www.mscountrymusictrail.org/markers/jerry-lee-lewis


Jerry Lee Lewis is widely known as a pioneer of rock ’n’ roll, but country music was always at the core of his music-making. A native of Ferriday, Louisiana, Jerry Lee Lewis started his musical career in nearby Natchez, and in 1973 established the Lewis Ranch here in Nesbit. Lewis’ 1956 rock ’n’ roll classics “Whole Lot of Shakin’ Going On” and “Great Balls of Fire” both topped the country charts, and a streak of dozens of country hits starting in 1968 included #1 records “To Make Love Sweeter For You,” “There Must Be More to Love Than This,” and “Would You Take Another Chance on Me.”