With blues legends like B.B. King, Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters all calling Mississippi home, the state has long been the unquestioned "home of the blues." The Mississippi Delta, in particular, is the epicenter of blues history and a place of inspiration for generations of musicians and music aficionados. However, for years, little was done to promote the Delta as a tourist destination. With the re-establishment of the Mississippi Blues Commission in 2003, over 100 Blues Heritage Trail markers have been placed throughout the state, highlighting important people and festivals tied to the blues.
In towns like Clarksdale, many jobs associated with tourism and hospitality have been created to meet the growing demand of blues tourists.
In the Delta economy, as Little Milton would have sang, "The blues