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Bill would rename highway Rockabilly Way

TUPELO – A state highway that stretches into Tennessee has moved closer to receiving a new name that would pay tribute to a historic style of music.

Mississippi House legislators unanimously passed a bill (HB0907) on Thursday that would designate a section of Old Highway 45 in Lee, Prentiss and Alcorn counties as“Rockabilly Way.” The bill is now headed to the Senate.

Rockabilly, a style of music that blended country music and rhythm and blues, first started in the early 1950s and has roots in Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi.

Daily Journal

Posted February 14, 2017 - 1:15 am

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