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Rockin’ Around the South

Our annual music issue is rockin’ and rollin’ across Mississippi and beyond. From country music to blues, from rock to pop, we’ve got it covered.
Mississippians know Meridian’s Jimmy Rodgers was the father of country music, but the late Johnny Cash was the performer who became a country music icon. In our cover feature, Nashville writer Pam Windsor talked with two of his children about how Cash’s legacy continues to be stronger than ever.
People don’t think of Birmingham, Alabama, as a music town, but recording studios in the Magic City have worked with major stars like Carrie Underwood and Aretha Franklin. Birmingham writer Verna Gates take readers on a tour of her hometown’s top musical venues and studios.
Mississippi is capitalizing on its role as the “Birthplace of American Music” with world-class museums dedicated to the state’s musical heritage. See my comprehensive list of music museums and plan a trip – or several trips – to see them all and to understand how early musical legends still influence today’s musicians.
One of those musicians is Jonathan Cain of the legendary band Journey, who talked with music writer Kevin Wierzbicki about his new book, “Don’t Stop Believin’.”
Working behind the scenes for several of today’s top performers is a dream come true for Senatobia’s Samantha Pauly, who described her tour manager role to assistant editor Andrea Ross.
Whatever your favorite musical genre is, the DeSoto Magazine team thinks you will find something of interest in this year’s music issue.

Rock on,
Mary Ann