Article Comment 

Bobbie Gentry gets country music trail marker

 

The Associated Press

 

 

GREENWOOD -- Country singer Bobbie Gentry is being honored in her home state with a marker on the Mississippi Country Music Trail. 

 

Gentry was born Roberta Lee Streeter in Mississippi's Chickasaw County in 1944. She is probably best known for her 1960's hit, "Ode to Billie Joe." The track earned her Grammy awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1968. Her other hits include "Fancy," ''Mornin' Glory" and "Mississippi Delta." 

 

The Mississippi Country Music Trail was launched in 2010 with a marker in Tupelo to recognize the birthplace of Elvis Presley. Others on the trail include Jimmie Rodgers, Charley Pride, Conway Twitty, Jerry Clower, Faith Hill and Tammy Wynette. 

 

Gentry's marker is being unveiled today in Greenwood.

 

 

 

printer friendly version | back to top

 

 

 

Most Viewed News Stories

 

1. 30-plus employers to recruit at job fair COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

2. Would-be CPD officer popped for DUI, other charges COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

3. Granting excellence STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY

4. Deputies seek man who wielded AR-15 rifle at park COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

5. Starkville Utilities employee arrested for embezzlement STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY

 

More popular content      Suggest a story

 

 

Follow Us:

Follow Us on Facebook

Follow Us on Twitter

Follow Us via Email