B.B. King and others among 2013 Songwriters Hall of Fame nominees

October 31, 2012 in Entertainment, entertainment/national_entertainment, National Entertainment, News, Statewide News

Mississippi native B.B. King, Elvis Costello and Ray Davies are among the nominees for the 2013 Songwriters Hall of Fame.

They’re joined by a slew of top acts, including Jimmy Buffett, Vince Gill and Rod Temperton, who wrote Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” “Rock With You” and “Off the Wall.”

B.B. King honored with marker on Miss. Blues Trail

August 22, 2012 in Entertainment, National Entertainment, News, Statewide News, Top Stories

The town of Kilmichael had a lot to sing about Tuesday afternoon when the “King of the Blues”, B.B. King stopped by for the unveiling of the latest marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail.

King, 86, is in Mississippi this week for his annual B.B. King Homecoming Festival in Indianola, but he, and the town of Kilmichael were honored Tuesday by the Mississippi Development Association Tourism Division (MDA).