David Banner Inducted Into Mississippi Musicians Hall Of Fame
In a private ceremony to be held tonight in downtown Jackson, David Banner will be among the new musicians inducted into the Mississippi Musician Hall of Fame (www.msmusic.org).
The Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame is celebrating 15 years of service as an organization founded in Mississippi to promote music and its artists.
The MMHF is the author of the trademarked slogan “Mississippi, Birthplace of America's Music”.
The slogan, which is used in publications by the Department of Tourism, is now at every highway entrance into the state of Mississippi and in all welcome centers. The Jackson-Evers International Airport is home to the Mississippi Musician Hall of Fame Museum/On Stage Restaurant.
On receiving this great honor, Banner states:
For so long we travel around the world as artists trying to find our place in the scheme of things. There is nothing like being recognized at home. Tonight I am honored and humbled to be in great musical company.”
Past MMHF inductees have included: B.B. King (Itta Bena, Ms), Muddy Waters (Rolling Fork, Ms), Faith Hill (Star, Ms), Howlin Wolf (White Station, Ms), Jimmy Buffett (Pascagoula, Ms), Elvis Presley (Tupelo, Ms) and Lance Bass (Laurel/Clinton, Ms).