Azar has been enshrined on the Mississippi Country Music Trail as the trail’s 32nd marker was unveiled recently during a ceremony at the Delta Hot Tamale. Governor Bryant was in attendance at the marker unveiling ceremony on Saturday, October 19 and spoke to the crowd.
“Steve Azar has long shared his musical talents with the world and since I appointed him as Mississippi’s Music and Culture Ambassador in 2017, he has gone above and beyond in sharing the state’s story worldwide,” Governor Bryant said. “I’m honored to be on hand to unveil this marker celebrating his country music accomplishments and advocacy for music tourism.”
Earlier this year the Country Music Trail commission announced five new inductees to the trail. Azar's class included the legends Jerry Lee Lewis (Nesbit, MS) and Marty Gamblin (Philadelphia, MS) as well as Johnny Cash’s “Starkville City Jail” track and Jimmie Rodgers’ Bristol, Tennessee music sessions. The five new trail markers were announced at a special ceremony in Philadelphia, Mississippi. The trail markers, researched and placed by the Mississippi Development Authority, were first unveiled in 2010 and have honored such musical pioneers as Conway Twitty, Faith Hill, Jimmie Rodgers and Marty Stuart.
The Steve Azar Mississippi Country Music Trail marker can be found in front of Jim’s Café at 314 Washington Ave.
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