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Mississippi sounds coming to Americana Music Festival & Conference

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Visit Mississippi, the state tourism office of Mississippi, is partnering with the Americana Music Festival & Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, to present a Mississippi theme at the 15th annual event. As part of the five-day conference, Mississippi musicians, writers and advocates will be featured as part of panel discussions, musical showcases and exhibitions. “This partnership is all ...

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Country music and soda pop — old plant might become museum warehouse

Mississippi’s creative economy could soon get a boost if an historic structure can be renovated and re-purposed as a facility honoring one of the state’s successful recording artists. Community Development Partnership is petitioning the Neshoba County Board of Supervisors to allow the old Coca-Cola Building in Philadelphia, currently owned by the county, to be transferred to the Industrial Development Authority. ...

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Bond money to move Marty Stuart museum forward

Included in the $196-million bond bill that awaits Gov. Phil Bryant’s signature is funding to advance a proposed Marty Stuart museum. Stuart, a Philadelphia native, has long been recognized as one of traditional country music’s leading performers and preservationists. His Sparkle and Twang memorabilia collection has been displayed across the U.S., including a recent stint in Meridian. The museum ostensibly ...

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Barbour, Stuart headline MEC event

Governor and county music legend expected to  celebrate Mississippi’s music heritage as tourism mechanism Mississippi’s rich musical heritage will take center stage Thursday at the Mississippi Economic Council’s 61st Annual Meeting in Jackson. With the theme “Mississippi — The Birthplace of America’s Music,” approximately 2,000 business and community leaders will see how they can use this unique cultural heritage tool ...

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Touting country music

Country icon Stuart headlines Governor’s Conference on tourism Country music singer Marty Stuart will lend some star power to the Mississippi Governor’s Conference on Tourism this week as he helps state tourism leaders unveil 30 sites that will be included in a new country music trail. Stuart is one of multiple speakers at the annual conference, set to begin Sunday ...

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