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Hall of Fame

360 degrees of Mississippi star power.

Hall of Fame

360 degrees of Mississippi star power.

Just how many stars will you find in our Hall of Fame? 

Meet the 2019 Hall of Fame class – Tammy Wynette, Bo Diddley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Margaret Walker Alexander, and John Lee Hooker. These five artists join William Eggleston, Willie Morris, Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Buffett, Charley Pride, Walter Inglis Anderson, William Faulkner, Morgan Freeman, John Grisham, Jim Henson, Robert Johnson, James Earl Jones, B.B. King, George Ohr, Elvis Presley, Leontyne Price, Jimmie Rodgers, Muddy Waters, Sela Ward, Eudora Welty, Tennessee Williams, Oprah Winfrey, and Richard Wright in The MAX Hall of Fame gallery. Each year, new inductees will join this list of influential men and women as we celebrate the best of Mississippi's artistic talents!

2019 Hall of Fame Honorees

Tammy Wynette

Tammy Wynette
Singer-Songwriter
Tremont
2019

Bo Diddley

Bo Diddley
Singer-Songwriter-Guitarist-Producer
McComb
2019

Jerry Lee Lewis

Jerry Lee Lewis
Singer-Songwriter-Pianist
Nesbit
2019

Margaret Walker

Margaret Walker Alexander
Poet-Author
Jackson
2019

John Lee Hooker

John Lee Hooker
Blues Singer-Songwriter-Guitarist
Clarksdale
2019

Past Hall of Fame Honorees

Jimmy Buffet
Singer-Songwriter
Pascagoula
2018

William Eggleston
Photographer
Sumner
2018

Willie Morris
Writer
Yazoo City
2018

Charley Pride
Country Musician
Sledge
2018

Howlin' Wolf
Blues Musician
White Station
2018

Walter Inglis Anderson, Painter, Ocean Springs

Walter Inglis Anderson
Painter
Ocean Springs
2017

William Faulkner

William Faulkner
Novelist
New Albany | Oxford
2017

Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman
Actor
Charleston
2017

John Grisham

John Grisham
Novelist
Southaven | Oxford
2017

Jim Henson

Jim Henson
Inventor | Screenwriter-Filmmaker | Puppeteer
Leland
2017

Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson
Blues Musician
Hazlehurst
2017

James Earl Jones

James Earl Jones
Actor
Arkabutla
2017

B.B. King

B.B. King
Blues Musician
Itta Bena
2017

George Ohr

George Ohr
Potter
Biloxi
2017

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley
Musician
Tupelo
2017

Leontyne Price

Leontyne Price
Opera Soprano
Laurel
2017

Jimmie Rodgers. Musician. Meridian

Jimmie Rodgers
Musician
Meridian
2017

Sela Ward

Sela Ward
Actor
Meridian
2017

Muddy Waters

Muddy Waters
Blues Musician
Issaquena County
2017

Eudora Welty

Eudora Welty
Writer | Photographer
Jackson
2017

Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams
Playwright
Columbus
2017

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey
Actor | Entertainer
Kosciusko
2017

Richard Wright

Richard Wright
Novelist | Poet
Natchez
2017

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