place embodies the heart and soul of the true South like Mississippi: From the
Gulf Coast to the Delta, Mississippi has produced many of the world’s most
renowned musical artists of all time. Tupelo, in the northeast, is where Elvis
Presley was born, and Meridian, the current home of Peavey Electronics was once
the home to ‘The Father of Country Music’ Jimmie Rodgers. The flat fertile area
of the Mississippi Delta, along the river in the northwest, is rich in cotton,
catfish and music. It’s right here that more than 100 blues musicians and singers
began their careers.
Mississippi Blues Trail and Mississippi Country Music Trail are unforgettable
journeys into the land that birthed the blues and inspired the twang. From
Elvis Presley to Faith Hill to Tammy Wynette to B. B. King to Muddy Waters, you
won’t have to listen to your radio long to hear an artist who tuned their
voices in Mississippi.
rich culture and heritage can be found in the state’s museums, historical
homes, Civil War sites and landmarks. You can also see it reflected in the
impact of the Mississippi River, in the unfolding of the Civil Rights Movement
and in Mississippi’s contributions to literature and fine arts and crafts.
looking for a great adventure, a great escape or simply a great dinner, then we
invite you to follow your nose, ears and eyes to an unrivalled holiday
experience, the state of Mississippi....where memories are made and friends are
Photograph by Simon Urwin