There in a Mississippi Delta town, where the Blues icon B.B. King used to live, is built a $10 million museum honoring him. Marking the museum Friday groundbreaking, the star joined local and state grandees attending the festivities, who among others were Lt. Gov. Amy Tuck, House speaker Billy McCoy and former Govs. William Winter and Ray Mabus.
During his two minutes at the podium, King said he was "happy and nervous" about the celebration and hopes that the museum will later on inspire a new generation of musicians and artists.