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The Delta Region

The birthplace of the blues continues to inspire

The Delta Region is a land of fertile flatlands, where cotton and catfish reign, and where blues music was born. Numerous casinos in Tunica offer everything from gambling and dining to live entertainment and shopping.

An astonishing number of creative artists lived here including B.B King, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Furry Lewis, Big Bill Broonzy, and Charley Patton plus writers Shelby Foote, Willie Morris, Walker Percy, and Muppets creator Jim Henson. As the "Birthplace of the Blues,"

Country music also benefitted from the bountiful harvest in the region, as home to Charley Pride and Conway Twitty.

Explore the Blues Trail to Greenwood for historic sites such as the radio station where listeners heard B.B. King for the very first time.

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