Country Music

You know the Magnolia State for the blues, but visitors are often amazed to meet its multi-talented first cousin. Whether you call it hillbilly, honky-tonk or neo-traditional, Mississippi’s rich heritage of country music still runs deep here and continues to be heard and felt throughout the south.

Follow the Mississippi Country Music Trail to discover the state’s boundless contributions to country music. Not confined to a region or defined by a single style or technique, the sounds of Mississippi country music are the soundtrack of the American South.

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Jerry Lee Lewis Country Music Trail Marker

Nesbit, MS

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 […]

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Mississippi Country Music Trail – Paul Overstreet

Vancleave, MS

The Mississippi Blues Trail – Paul Overstreet – Raised in Vancleave, through the 1980s Paul Overstreet became one of Nashville’s most consistently successful and honored songwriters, penning major hits for George Jones, Randy Travis, Tanya Tucker, The Judds, Kenny Chesney, and Alison Kraus, while becoming a chart-topping singer himself. Some of his songs about family, […]

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Mississippi Country Music Trail – Chris LeDoux

Biloxi, MS

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 the Western end of what had been “Country & Western” and setting the stage for […]

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DeSoto County Museum

Hernando, MS

The museum provides education programs, as well as exhibits on the history of DeSoto County from past to present, showcasing artifacts and exhibits featuring the history of DeSoto County, Mississippi. Artifacts and displays begin with the arrival of Hernando DeSoto and his contact with the native inhabitants of Mississippi. Displays continue through the riverboat days […]

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Landers Center

Southaven, MS

Landers Center is a multi-facet facility capable of hosting a wide variety of events each year. The arena plays host to the Memphis Hustle, of the NBA’s G-League. Not only is basketball held in the arena, but other sporting events such as boxing, hockey, rodeos, concerts are held throughout the year. Landers Center is one […]

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