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Mississippi musicians honored at annual convention

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Two native Mississippi musicians were honored Thursday in Jackson at the 61st annual Convention of the Mississippi Economic Council.

Marty Stuart of Philadelphia and Dorothy Moore of Jackson performed for the more than 2,000 business leaders from all over the state.

Governor Haley Barbour spoke at the event celebrating the state's unique music and cultural heritage.

"People come from all over the world to learn about the blues, and to learn about Elvis, and about country music.  The B.B. King museum had 30,000 visitors, 15,000 of them not from Mississippi, and thousands of the people who visited weren't from America," said Barbour.

This is the first time the business leaders honored native Mississippi musicians for their unique contributions.

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