2003 Regular Session
By: Representative Cameron, Bailey, Capps, Espy, Hines, Straughter
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION COMMENDING COUNTRY MUSIC ARTIST STEVE AZAR FOR HIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE COUNTRY MUSIC INDUSTRY AND THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA.
WHEREAS, Steve Azar, native Mississippian and renowned Country Music artist, has profoundly influenced the nation with his music, relaying tales of the Mississippi River and Mississippi Delta; and
WHEREAS, having traveled the nation abroad throughout his career, Mr. Azar represented Mississippi at the 1984 World's Fair as "The Future of Country Music"; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Azar, in efforts to promote the wealth and talent of the Mississippi Delta, created an audio program for Delta Airlines entitled Delta Country: Summer On The Mississippi Delta, showcasing the talents of such Mississippi legends as Elvis Presley, Conway Twitty and B.B. King; and
WHEREAS, in collaboration with Great American Country and CMT.com, Mr. Azar has sponsored two national television sweepstakes, which allowed winners to experience the sights, sounds, culture and taste of the Mississippi Delta; and
WHEREAS, his latest album entitled "Waitin' On Joe" is a compilation of songs filled with the inspiration, soul and influence of Mississippi; and
WHEREAS, in recognition to Mississippi and those who have helped make his musical dream a true musical reality, Mr. Azar produced the video to his new album featuring native Mississippian Morgan Freeman in the Mississippi Delta, in order to capture the soul of the state and to incorporate his friends and family; and
WHEREAS, it is the policy of the Legislature of the State of Mississippi to recognize and commend outstanding Mississippians such as Mr. Steve Azar, whose accomplishments in the Country Music industry have brought great pride and distinction to the citizens of Mississippi:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE SENATE CONCURRING THEREIN, That we do hereby commend and congratulate Mr. Steve Azar for his musical accomplishments and contributions to the Country Music industry and promotion of the Mississippi Delta.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to Mr. Steve Azar, Mercury Records and members of the Capitol Press Corps.