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Lineup announced for 2015 Jimmie Rodgers Music Festival

MERIDIAN — The Grammy-winning bluegrass group Steep Canyon Rangers is among performers at this year’s Jimmie Rodgers Music Festival in Meridian. The 62nd annual festival is May 1-2 on the lawn of the Meridian City Hall. The Stone County Rangers won a Grammy in 2013 for their album “Nobody Knows You.” Joining them for performances on May 1 will be ...

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Twang & tourism: Mississippi Country Music Trail tells genre’s story

In 2006 when the Mississippi Blues Trail was still in development, Malcolm White told the Mississippi Business Journal he thought a similar trail honoring the state’s country music heritage was a “distinct possibility.” Four years later, the Mississippi Legislature ended all doubt and the Mississippi Country Music Trail was born. Today, the trail is comprised of 25 markers and is ...

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Building on a musical heritage

The birthplace of country music only scratches the surface of the offerings in this town   Billed as “A Better Longitude on Fun” because it sits on the 88 degree longitude line, the City of Meridian promises a good time to visitors looking for a getaway destination. Known as the birthplace of Jimmie Rodgers, the father of country music, the ...

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