Gospel Takes Center Stage in JRMF

The traditional southern gospel night of the Jimmie Rodgers Festival is Friday, 7 p.m. at Northcrest Baptist Church in Meridian. The Florida Boys and Legacy Five will perform. The doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are still available.

"And the Gospel music comes from the original Jimmie Rodgers tunes and it has evolved from that kind of music. This is Southern Gospel which is very close to what Jimmie Rodgers sang when he was on the railroad. It's the soul of music," said Betty Lou Jones of the Jimmie Rodgers Foundation.

Tickets for the southern gospel show Friday night may be purchased for $15.00 at Northcrest Baptist Church or The Bible Book Store in downtown Meridian.