BB King Honored on Walk of Fame

BB King became the second person to get a star on the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Center's Walk of Fame in a Thursday afternoon ceremony.

The walk is located outside the Mississippi State University Riley Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Meridian.

King joins "The Father of Country Music", Jimmie Rodgers, was recognized with the first star in February.

Officials say King is a natural choice for this showcase of Mississippi entertainers.

The 83-year-old bluesman did not attend the ceremony. He was represented by an official from the BB King Museum. Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant represented the state of Mississippi.

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  • by southernrocker Location: meridian on Sep 4, 2009 at 07:17 AM
    hi, why was b b not at his star unveiling? he was in town for a performance later in the evening. i thought that was why the unveiling was scheduled yesterday. it could have been held any day if he wasn't going to be there. it seems like he could have made an effort to be there for such a historic occassion. he's not being there really disappoints me. the meridian area supports him, because his performance was sold out. but he didn't take time to support the meridian area by attending the star unveiling. thanks
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