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
2/13/17