Peavey Electronics' founder Hartley Peavey and Mississippi Music Hall of Fame member Marty Gamblin led a discussion forum.
It's part of the Sparkle & Twang now on display at the Riley Center. The exhibit is Mississippi entertainer Marty Stuart's extensive collection of country memorabilia.
"We think that that's something that the community should embrace and get behind," said Peavey. "And one of the things that's bothered me is we have all this musical heritage literally right under our feet and we keep ignoring it."
People who took part in the forum also got a tour of Sparkle & Twang. The event was sponsored by the East Mississippi Business Development Corporation.