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Mississippi to Nashville: Mississippi to unveil Country Music Trail marker


JACKSON, Mississippi — A Mississippi Country Music Trail marker will be placed June 4 in Nashville to honor Magnolia State musicians who performed on Music Row and at the Grand Ole Opry over the decades.

The marker will be placed at 1111 16th Avenue South in Nashville, the home of Big Loud Shirt Industries, an independently owned and operated music publishing company established in 2003 by award winning songwriter and producer Craig Wiseman.

Nashville country music stardom attracted many performers, songwriters and producers from nearby Mississippi, including Jimmie Rodgers, Tammy Wynette, Charley Pride, Moe Bandy and Faith Hill.

Mississippians like Elvis Presley, Conway Twitty, Bobbie Gentry and Marty Stuart fused country with blues, rock and gospel, as did songwriters Hank Cochran, Mac McAnally, Johnny Russell and Wiseman.

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