20 Songs About Mississippi

Mississippi is a place of unparalleled natural beauty. From the fertile Delta farmland to the soaring peaks of the Appalachian Mountains, there is something for everyone in Mississippi. And songwriters have long been drawn to capture that beauty in their music.

There are many songs about Mississippi. Some are old, some are new. But they all share a common theme: the beauty and majesty of this great state. Here are 20 of the best songs about Mississippi.

1. “Sunrise on the Mississippi” by Bruce Cockburn

Bruce Cockburn - "Sunrise On The Mississippi" (eTown webisode #722)Bruce Cockburn – “Sunrise On The Mississippi” (eTown webisode #722)

The first song on our list is one that captures the beauty of the Mississippi River. “Sunrise on the Mississippi” is a song by Canadian singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn, from his 1994 album Dart to the Heart.

It’s an instrumental song, with Cockburn’s guitar playing the lead roles. The song has a peaceful, meditative quality to it as if you can almost see the sun rising over the river.

2. “Mister and Mississippi” by Patti Page

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Patti Page is a legendary country and pop singer from the 1950s. “Mister and Mississippi” is about a woman who longs to live a simple life in the country with the love of her life.

The song is a great example of Page’s clear, beautiful voice. It’s a classic country song with a bit of a twang to it.

3. “Jackson, Mississippi” by Kid Rock

Kid Rock - Jackson, Mississippi [Official Video]Kid Rock – Jackson, Mississippi [Official Video]

This next song is about the city of Jackson, Mississippi. “Jackson, Mississippi” is a song by Kid Rock from his 2003 self-titled album.

The song is an ode to the city, with Rock singing about how much he loves it. It’s set to a driving pop-rock beat, and it’s one of Kid Rock’s most popular songs.

4. “Mississippi Squirrel Revival” by Ray Stevens

Ray Stevens - "The Mississippi Squirrel Revival" (Music Video)Ray Stevens – “The Mississippi Squirrel Revival” (Music Video)

Next on the list is a song that’s a bit of a novelty. “Mississippi Squirrel Revival” is a song by Ray Stevens from his 1984 album, He Thinks He’s Ray Stevens.

It’s a hilarious song about a small town in Mississippi that is thrown into chaos when a squirrel runs through the church during services. The song is set to a country-western beat and is sure to keep you entertained.

5. “Mississippi Delta Land” by Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash - Ride This Train (Mississippi Delta Land - Detroit City - No Setting Sun)Johnny Cash – Ride This Train (Mississippi Delta Land – Detroit City – No Setting Sun)

“Mississippi Delta Land” is a song by Johnny Cash from his 1970 album, The Johnny Cash Show. The song is about the plight of the Native Americans who lived in the Mississippi Delta region. It’s a sad song, but Cash’s voice gives it an emotional power that is hard to resist.

6. “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson

Mark Ronson - Uptown Funk (Official Video) ft. Bruno MarsMark Ronson – Uptown Funk (Official Video) ft. Bruno Mars

This next song is an iconic pop song with a Mississippi connection. “Uptown Funk” is a song by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars. The song was filmed in Jackson, Mississippi and features many local people in the video.

The song is an upbeat, fun track that is sure to get you moving. It’s his most popular track released in 2015 as part of the Uptown Special album.

7. “Mississippi Girl” by Faith Hill

Faith Hill - Mississippi Girl (Video)Faith Hill – Mississippi Girl (Video)

Faith Hill’s “Mississippi Girl” is a song about growing up in the South. It’s a nostalgic song about Hill’s childhood and her love for her home state. The song is set to a country-pop beat and features Hill’s signature, powerful voice. You can find it on her Fireflies album released in 2005.

8. “Mississippi” by Train

Train - Mississippi (from Drops of Jupiter - 20th Anniversary Edition)Train – Mississippi (from Drops of Jupiter – 20th Anniversary Edition)

Next on the list is a song by the popular pop-rock band Train. “Mississippi” is a song from their 2001 album, Drops of Jupiter.

The song is about a man who is trying to forget his past and start over. It’s a sad, but an ultimately hopeful song. You can stream this track on all music platforms out there.

9. “Mississippi Mud” by Hank Williams III

Hank Williams III- Mississippi MudHank Williams III- Mississippi Mud

This next song is a bit of a different take on the state of Mississippi. “Mississippi Mud” is a song by Hank Williams III from his 2002 album, Lovesick, Broke and Driftin’.

The song is a country-rock track with a heavy metal edge to it. It’s a hard-hitting song about the struggles of life in the South. You can find it on all major music platforms.

10. “I’d Jump the Mississippi” by George Jones

George Jones & Melba Montgomery - I'd Jump The MississippiGeorge Jones & Melba Montgomery – I’d Jump The Mississippi

George Jones is a country music legend, and “I’d Jump the Mississippi” is one of his most popular songs.

The song is about a man who is so in love with a woman that he would do anything for her. It’s a classic country song with a twangy sound. You can find it on Jones’ 1964 album, Bluegrass Hootenanny.

11. “Mississippi Kid” by Lynyrd Skynyrd

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Next on the list is a track from one of the most well-known southern rock bands of all time, Lynyrd Skynyrd. “Mississippi Kid” is a song off of their 1973 album, (Pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd).

The lyrics tell the story of a young man who is from Mississippi and his journey to find his place in the world. This song will definitely get your toes tapping and make you want to hit the open road.

12. “Ten Mississippi” by They Might Be Giants

Ten Mississippi - They Might Be GiantsTen Mississippi – They Might Be Giants

If you’re off for a road trip with your little one, then They Might Be Giants’ “Ten Mississippi” is the perfect song to play. It’s a children’s song counting down from one to ten. You can find it on their Here Come the 123s album released in 2008.

13. “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man” by Conway Twitty, Loretta Lynn

Loretta Lynn And Conway Twitty - Louisiana Woman Mississippi ManLoretta Lynn And Conway Twitty – Louisiana Woman Mississippi Man

This next song is a classic country duet sung by Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn. “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man” was released in 1973 and topped the country charts.

The song tells the story of a couple from two different states who find love with each other. You can still stream this track on all music platforms.

14. “Down in Mississippi” by Sugarland

Sugarland - Down In Mississippi (Up To No Good)Sugarland – Down In Mississippi (Up To No Good)

Released in 2006, “Down in Mississippi” is a song off of Sugarland’s debut album, Twice the Speed of Life.

The lyrics talk about growing up in the South and all of the things that make it special. If you’re from Mississippi or any other southern state, this track will definitely resonate with you.

15. “Mississippi Queen” by Mountain

Mountain - Mississippi Queen (Official Music Video)Mountain – Mississippi Queen (Official Music Video)

If you’re a fan of rock music, this next song is for you. “Mississippi Queen” is a track off of Mountain’s 1970 album, Climbing!. It has been covered by many artists over the years, making it one of their most popular track. It’s sure to get your heart racing!

16. “Born In Mississippi” by Chirs Ledoux

Chris LeDoux - Born In Mississippi (1986)Chris LeDoux – Born In Mississippi (1986)

This next song is about feeling nostalgic for the place you grew up. “Born in Mississippi” is a track off of Chris Ledoux’s album, Wild and Wooly.

The lyrics talk about all of the memories associated with growing up in the South. If you’re from Mississippi, this song will definitely make you feel at home.

17. “Mississippi” by Charlie Daniel

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“Mississippi” is a song off of Charlie Daniel’s album, Million Mile Reflections. The lyrics talk about love all the different things that make Mississippi a great place to live. If you’re from Mississippi or have ever visited, this track will definitely make you want to go back.

18. “Mississippi” by Afroman

Afroman - MississippiAfroman – Mississippi

If you’re looking for a party song, look no further than Afroman’s “Mississippi.” This track is sure to get you up and moving. It’s a great song to listen to when you’re in the car or at a party. The track can be found on his Because I Got High album which was released in 2000.

19. “My Head’s in Mississippi” by ZZ Top

ZZ Top - My Head's In Mississippi (Official Music Video)ZZ Top – My Head’s In Mississippi (Official Music Video)

ZZ Top is a band that needs no introduction. “My Head’s in Mississippi” is a track off of their album, Recycler. The song is about a man who is longing for the South and all it has to offer. It was released in 1990 as part of the Recycler album.

20. “Mississippi” by Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan - Mississippi (Official Audio)Bob Dylan – Mississippi (Official Audio)

Wrapping up the list is “Mississippi” by Bob Dylan. This track is off of his 2001 album,  Love and Theft. The song is a ballad about longing for someone who is no longer in your life. It’s a beautiful song that is sure to tug at your heartstrings.

Final Thoughts

There you have it, a list of songs about Mississippi. These tracks are sure to get you feeling nostalgic for the South. Whether you’re from Mississippi or just love the state, these songs are sure to resonate with you. So put on your favorite track and enjoy!