NESBIT, Miss. (AP) - Singer-songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jerry Lee Lewis has been given a Mississippi Country Music Trail marker.
News outlets report the 84-year-old's marker was unveiled Thursday at his ranch in Nesbit. The event was attended by Gov. Phil Bryant, Grammy-winning singer Marty Stuart and local officials.
Lewis was born in Ferriday, Louisiana, in 1935. He later moved to Memphis, Tennessee, to live with a cousin and began establishing himself as a musician in 1956.
He secretly married that cousin's 13-year-old daughter the next year. The news of his third marriage would become public during a tour in 1958 and his career took a nosedive.