Jimmie Rodgers Music Symposium

Meridian, Miss.

Peavey Electronics played host to a country music symposium as part of this year's Jimmie Rodgers Music Festival.

Authority figures in the music industry came together to share the story of Jimmie Rodgers in an entertaining way.

This year's theme focused on Rodgers' influence on music.

"All kinds of popular roots music. He was a key and he was a core," said chief writer and researcher Barry Mazor. "When people think of meridian, they think of Jimmie, and when they think of Jimmie, they know where he came from. And we're happy to gather here every year and pay tribute to that."

Mazor says it's also important to keep telling Rodgers' story so people never forget his legacy.