Johnny Russell To Be Honored With MS Country Music Trail Marker
March 22, 2013 at 9:03 AM (PT)
The late Country singer-songwriter, GRAND OLE OPRY member, HEE-HAW cast mate and NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME member JOHNNY RUSSELL will be honored on MONDAY (3/25) with a marker on the MISSISSIPPI COUNTRY MUSIC TRAIL.
RUSSELL passed away in 2001 from diabetes complications. He is best known for writing “Act Naturally” which was recorded by BUCK OWENS and THE BEATLES.
With GOVERNOR PHIL BRYANT hosting, the ceremony is to take place at 10:30a (CT), at 101 East Delta Avenue, MOOREHEAD, MS.
The MISSISSIPPI COUNTRY MUSIC TRAIL has over 160 markers which all pay tribute to various MISSIPPI residents who went on to make big impacts in the world of Country music. JOHNNY RUSSELL will be in such company as FAITH HILL, CHARLEY PRIDE, MARTY STUART and more.
To get more information, visit www.MSCountryMusicTrail.org.