William Michael Morgan has only just arrived in his mid-twenties, but with a love of country music deeper than The Big River itself, the Mississippi native is the very definition ofan old soul. His pristine Southern vocal, timeless sound and honest lyric represents a new generation of hit-makers in Music City – modern day descendants of artists like Randy Travis, Alan Jackson and George Strait.
After signing his major-label deal at the tender age of 19, Morgan began by hitting the top of the radio charts, landing at No. 1 on Mediabase with the Gold-certified “I Met a Girl.” He then released an acclaimed EP and earned a Billboard Top 5 with his 2016 album debut, Vinyl. He has performed more than 50 times on the Grand Ole Opry and was featured by the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum as a highlighted artist in the 2017 American Currents exhibit.
But now that he’s a few years older – and few hundred shows wiser – this old soul is looking toward a new horizon.
With the release of his newest single “More in This Glass”, Mississippi native Fordie Hays, brings a country heartbreaker! Hays previously released “Life in the Slow Lane” and “There’s Gonna Be a Fight”.
Born in Mize Mississippi, Mike Cockrell has become a staple of Discovery's Hit Television Show Moonshiners. He started out many years ago making liquor on Moonshiners as the dynamic duo, the Tennisippi Moonshiners for the last 3 seasons. They are currently being filmed for the 9th season of the hit tv show friends and family and over the years has perfected his craft. He and his friend and Bootlegging partner Daniel Manner have been co-stars on Discovery. Check them out on Discovery.com or on the Discovery channel.
The MS Watermelon Festival is looking forward to this years event. For those planning to attend, we have some suggestions and information.
See you on the 16th and 17th
Registration/Check-in begins at 6:30 PM, race starts at 7:30 PM.
Rain or Shine
Registration Fee $25.00 before July 1st. $30.00 after July 1st.
T-shirts guaranteed to pre-registered participants only!
You may register online at http://Raceroster.com/46938
Adult - $5.00
Child Under 10 - $3.00
Adult - $10.00
Child Under 10 - $5.00
Friday at 3:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am
NO OUTSIDE COOLERS!!
Saturday, July 17
Top 5 Cars
Top 5 Trucks
Top 5 Motorcycles
Best of Show
Best Pre ’49
Best Race Car & Best Project
Arts & Crafts Vendor Applications for 2021
We are a nonprofit festival completely run by volunteers. If you would like to volunteer, register for an event, or are interested in setting up a booth, please contact us. We'd love to hear from you.
Applications for the 2021 Mississippi Watermelon Queen Pageant is available on the Forms Page.
Shannon Powell 601-940-9468
Will Allen 601-317-0719
Pete Rutland 601-765-7731
Clyde Magee - 601-517-2506
Jonny Freeman - 601-382-0300
Make this a summer to remember by planning a trip to the MISSISSIPPI WATERMELON FESTIVAL in downtown Mize, MS. Enter our biggest watermelon contest, enjoy the entertainment, or indulge in some of the best food around. Remember there is always all the FREE Watermelon that you can eat! There's always something to do at our festival.
The 43rd Annual Mississippi WATERMELON FESTIVAL is all set for the weekend of July 16th and 17th. We are entirely staffed by volunteer firefighters and their families.
Phone: (601)517-3510 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org