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No other 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. The 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. The state’s 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. If you’re 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 always welcome.

Photograph by Simon Urwin


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