Hall of Fame

360 degrees of Mississippi star power.

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

Meet the 2018 Hall of Fame class—William Eggleston, Willie Morris, Howlin’ Wolf, Jimmy Buffett, and Charley Pride. These five artists join 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!

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
2017

William Faulkner
Novelist
New Albany | Oxford
2017

Morgan Freeman
Actor
Charleston
2017

John Grisham
Novelist
Southaven | Oxford
2017

Jim Henson
Inventor | Screenwriter-Filmmaker | Puppeteer
Leland
2017

Robert Johnson
Blues Musician
Hazlehurst
2017

James Earl Jones
Actor
Arkabutla
2017

B.B. King
Blues Musician
Itta Bena
2017

George Ohr
Potter
Biloxi
2017

Elvis Presley
Musician
Tupelo
2017

Leontyne Price
Opera Soprano
Laurel
2017

Jimmie Rodgers
Musician
Meridian
2017

Sela Ward
Actor
Meridian
2017

Muddy Waters
Blues Musician
Issaquena
2017

Eudora Welty
Writer | Photographer
Jackson
2017

Tennessee Williams
Playwright
Columbus
2017

Oprah Winfrey
Actor | Entertainer
Kosciusko
2017

Richard Wright
Novelist | Poet
Natchez
2017

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