Mississippi singer-songwriter honored at hometown festival

Published 2:39 pm Monday, May 6, 2019

Singer-songwriter Steve Forbert is being honored in his Mississippi hometown.

Forbert attended a ceremony in Meridian where the Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience museum unveiled a star on its walk of fame Saturday.

The 64-year-old Forbert is a Meridian native best known for his 1979 single “Romeo’s Tune.” He was joined by relatives and friends, including his 96-year-old father, Sam Forbert, at an event forced indoors by rain. Forbert says he appreciates his Mississippi roots, telling The Meridian Star that “21 years of whatever’s in the water – I got it.”

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The event was part of Meridian’s Jimmy Rodgers Festival, an annual music festival saluting the country music pioneer. Forbert was the headliner for the festival’s closing night.