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.
Posted February 14, 2017 - 1:15 am