Brad Kent, a member of the leadership group, said the city the has second highest number of inductees in the Mississippi Music Hall of Fame.
"It's time to give credit where credit's due," Kent said.
Among Laurel natives in the Mississippi Music Hall of Fame are soprano Leontyne Price, Lance Bass of NSYNC fame, guitarist Mundell Lowe, jazz guitarist Lloyd Wells, Contemporary Christian artists David amp& The Giants, and music producer Johnny Vincent, whose real name was John Vincent Imbragulio.
Kent said the Blues Trail, which began in 2005, is not just limited to the blues, but to all of American music. Hattiesburg has two markers on the Blues Trail for its early performers including The Mississippi Jook Band and the Hi-Hat Club, which was a stop on the "Chitlin' Circuit."
Kent said the marker would be located in the green space south of the Train Depot, which will be visible by anyone traveling by train and only one block from downtown Laurel.