Country Music Trail Marker being installed
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will formally unveil a new Choctaw Indian Fair Country Music Trail Marker on Oct. 20.
Misty Brescia, director of the office of public information for the Tribe, said the marker is part of the Country Music Trail and both the Neshoba County Fair and the Choctaw Indian Fair were given markers this year.
According to the Mississippi Country Music Trail website, the Choctaw Indian Fair was a major destination starting in 1967 for country music in Mississippi, when Bob Ferguson, a Nashville-based country producer and songwriter, began booking artists he worked with, one of those artists being Connie Smith, wife of country music legend Marty Stuart.
Ferguson had a long relationship with the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and eventually moved to Neshoba County.
The unveiling and placing of the trail marker will be from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at 101 Industrial Road.