Jerry Lee Lewis received a Mississippi Country Music Trail marker Thursday afternoon at his ranch in Nesbit, Mississippi.
NESBIT, Mississippi (December 19, 2019) – Jerry Lee Lewis received a Mississippi Country Music Trail marker Thursday afternoon at his ranch in Nesbit, Mississippi.
“After pioneering the rock’n’roll and rockabilly genres with hits that hit the country music charts, Jerry Lee decided to move to Nesbit to settle down, and we couldn’t be more thrilled that music legend calls Mississippi home, “Gov. Phil Bryant said.” It is an honor to dedicate a Mississippi Country Music Trail marker here at his ranch. “
In addition to Governor Bryant, the marker unveiling ceremony included remarks from GRAMMY® award-winning musician and Mississippi Country Music Trail Commissioner Marty Stuart, Visit Mississippi Director and Mississippi Country Music Trail President Craig Ray, Mississippi Country Music Trail Publicist Lewis Zach Farnum, DeSoto County Supervisor Michael Lee and Visit Mississippi Tourism Development Bureau Manager Kamel King.
A native of Ferriday, Louisiana, Lewis began his musical career in Natchez, with Miss Lewis ‘1956 rock’ n ‘roll classics “Whole Lot of Shakin’ Going On” and “Great Balls of Fire”, both leading the way. country charts. Beginning in 1968, the singer had a string of country music hits, including “To Make Love Sweeter for You”, “There Must Be More to Love Than This” and “Would You Take Another Chance on Me?” In 1973, the musician established the Lewis Ranch in Nesbit, which is now open for group tours.
The marker is located at 1595 Malone Rd. In Nesbit. It is the 34th marker of the trail.
Founded in 2010, the Mississippi Country Music Trail recognizes the state’s contributions to country music.
To learn more about the Mississippi Country Music Trail, visit mscountrymusictrail.org.
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