Philadelphia’s Marty Gamblin will be among four other Mississippians — and two other Neshoba countians — on the Mississippi Country Music Trail.

Country music legend Marty Stuart is one of the two Neshoba countians and he joined Gov. Phil Bryant here on Wednesday to announce five new trail marker recipients at a special ceremony at Stuart’s warehouse containing more than 20,000 country music artifacts that will be part of his Congress of Country Music mentioned above.

The other, long-time Neshoba County resident Bob Ferguson (1927-2001), was a key shaper of the “Nashville Sound” of the 1960s and ‘70s, as the producer of hundreds of major recordings and writer of such classic country songs as “Wings of a Dove” and “Carroll County Accident.”

Gamblin spent nearly 40 years in the business representing some of country music’s biggest names like Alan Jackson and Glen Campbell.

Gamblin is currently executive director of the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Center in Jackson.

He and his family moved back to Philadelphia nearly two decades ago after a long career in Nashville.

Three Neshoba countians on the Country Music Trail is a major big deal. Otis Rush is on the Mississippi Blues Trail. 

Journalists, sports greats, music! We have a rich history here in Philadelphia and Neshoba County to celebrate and promote.

 Gamblin has long been an asset to our community with his connections. 

While Gamblin’s contribution is more subtle and behind-the-scenes, his Nashville influence is noteworthy.