The highway signs say it all: Welcome to Mississippi, Birthplace of America’s Music. This country’s first original musical genre, the blues, was originally played right here in the Mississippi Delta. From there, the tuneful tale has continued to be told. Our roster of world-famous performers includes icons like B.B. KING and the KING OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL, JIMMIE RODGERS and JIMMY BUFFETT. What has inspired so many country, gospel, rock, jazz, opera and pop artists to rise up from our ranks? Join the millions of visitors who have traveled here from around the world to find out, and let the strains of our American anthem become the soundtrack for a journey you’ll never forget.