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Preserving the history and musical heritage of Georgia music artists, songwriters, musicians and producers
with a wide range of genres - country music, rock music, southern rock music, soul music, gospel and more.
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Georgia Music Artist, Tommy Roe Announces His Retirement. He was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 1986. His first hit song reached #1 on the Billboard charts in 1962.
   Tommy Roe Announces His Retirement

Tommy Roe has confirmed that he will retire from performances and interviews, effective today, February 7, 2018.  Tommy tells us in his Facebook post:

"Today I am announcing my retirement. I have so many great memories of the music and of my fans who have supported me through the years. Fifty five years to be exact.. What a gift it has been for me to share this time with you. I hope my music will continue to bring a smile to your hearts and joy to your life. With Ron’s help, I will stay in touch through our Facebook page. But for now I am stepping out of the spotlight from scheduled concerts and interviews. Thank you again for your loyal support. I love you all, and may God Bless you.”  

Tommy graduated from Brown High School in Atlanta, GA. where he landed a job with General Electric as a solderer. He stayed true to his music roots and scored a #1 hit with his song "Sheila" in 1962. While reluctant to give us his job at GE, he finally agreed when ABC / Paramount Records advanced him $5,000 and asked him to go on tour to promote the record.  He has had numerous hits since then, opened for The Beatles for their first appearance in the United States and has done so much for the music industry. He was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 1986.

Tommy has always been a big supporter of Georgia music and has dedicated 55 years to writing, recording and performing the music that we all love.  We wish Tommy the best in his future endeavors and thank him for his enormous contributions to Georgia music and music around the world. 

Georgia Music Industry Giant, Charlie Brusco Artists Management For Styx, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bad Company, The Outlaws & Many Other Music Artists

Charlie Brusco - Still Rocking The World

Helping lay the foundation for many multi-platinum artists, his artists management skills allowed him to create relationships and work with Styx, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Outlaws, Bad Company, Peter Frampton, Collective Soul, Thin Lizzie, The Marshall Tucker Band, John Waite & many others.

While born in Pittsburgh, PA, he moved to Tampa, FL after college to form Southern Bay Productions. In the early 70's. He moved to Macon, GA, after discovering The Outlaws in 1970, who he managed, and were later signed by Clive Davis'  Arista Records. The Outlaws would go on to sell out Madison Square Garden in 1979. 

Charlie Brusco is one of the most influential veterans in the music business. In 2005, he received the Hero Award presented by his friend Jon Bonjovi along with musical guests, Styx. In 2010, Charlie was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame as a non-performing artist. James "JY" Young and Tommy Shaw of Styx presented his award.

We salute Charlie Brusco for his numerous contributions to Georgia music and music worldwide. 


Sanctified Revival To Perform In Macon

Sanctified Revival from Monroe, Georgia formed in 2013 releasing their debut album "Nickels &
Dimes" in 2016.  

"Music is our passion and the fans are the fuel for that passion, we couldn't do it without them!." Says Harley Dills, guitarist and vocalist for the band.  "It's like a brotherhood this band, everyone gets along just as well on a personal level, as we do on a musical level. We love what we do and we wouldn't change it for a thing." Says Owen Dills, drummer for Sanctified.

  Sanctified Revival

Sanctified Revival & The Eli Carlan Band (Athen, GA) will be opening for another Georgia band, the legendary Doc Holliday, at Cox Capitol in Macon December 29th. Eli Carlan was born in Athens, GA & began his music career at the age of 15. It's great to finally see Cox Capitol promote an all Georgia talent concert in one night.  

Crickett Allen Releases Powerful New Album
Southern Heart

Crickett Allen Releases New Album Southern Heart

Comprised of 12 original songs, Southern Heart  is a powerful sound that encompasses and combines southern rock, country, jazz, funk and blues. Born by actual experiences, all the songs on the album were written by Crickett Allen. 

Beau and Luci - Singer - Songwriters Release New Single Fire Dancer   Beau + Luci Releases 
          Hot New Single
          "Fire  Dancer"
  Beau + Luci have been working hard in
  the  studio  the  past  year  and  have 
  announced the  release  of  their  latest
  single,  Fire Dancer. The song is the
  title  track from their upcoming EP
  scheduled for release March 2017.

  Fire Dancer is one of many of the songs
  produced by three time Dove Award
  Winner Dan Hannon ( Manchester 
  Orchestra , Joe Chiccarelli & others ).    

 The song set an  "aha moment" for Beau + Luci defining the new sound, story and vibe
 that  surrounds their music.  Their hot new single Fire Dancer can be downloaded on 
 iTunes Here.

 Filmed in Sky Valley, GA and Highlands, NC, the sister duo released their debut video for
 their cover of Deeper Well, written and recorded by Emmylou Harris, January 25th.  The
 song is included on their upcoming EP.

Big fans of The Allman Brothers, Fleetwood Mac, Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Beau + Luci bring a sincere meaning and spirit to Americana music, heavily influenced by folk, rock and blues.  Find out more about Beau + Luci.


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Joey Stuckey's Latest Single " Blind Man Drivin' "Released  

Photo Credit: Joey Stuckey

Joey Stuckey is a blind award-winning guitarist, songwriter, singer, composer, producer, radio and television personality, music columnist, educator and sound engineer. He is also the official music ambassador for his home town of Macon GA.

Introduced to music at an early age, Joey's mother listened to opera and his father enjoyed country music. Years ago Joey would listen to the radio show "After Space". Rob Thomas hosted the show and it was his and other shows that let Joey know that music was what he wanted to do with his life.
We caught up with Joey to talk about that single, another new release and to discuss his upcoming UK Tour.

Featured Artist
BEAU+LUCI - Sister Duo Sensation
From Waycross, GA
By: Ron Holland - The Georgia Music Channel

BEAU LUCI - The Next Organic Rock, Indie- Pop, Modern Country Sister Duo Sensation

Waycross, GA - "It's one thing to have amazing musical talent as an individual, but when artists are able to double that talent as a duo, it's even more amazing. That's exactly what BEAU + LUCI have done. As sisters, the two bring music to another level with their fantastic songwriting skills and harmonious vocals," says Ron Holland of The Georgia Music Channel.

BEAU (16) + LUCI (19) grew up in Waycross, GA and have been harmoniously blending the
Organic Rock, Indie-Pop, and Modern Country Music genres with their own unique style since their first EP release in 2013. Their "Momager," Allison, jokes about the girls being twins born two-and-a-half years apart, specifically referring to the way the girls finish each other’s sentences with an almost “sixth sense” of secret communication. However, Allison says, "Don't let that fool you into thinking they're two-of-a-kind. BEAU + LUCI are as different as night and day. Through their diversity, they complement each other, making them even more interesting and unpredictable."

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The Peach Pickers
Country Songwriters Peach Pickers Ben Hayslip Dallas Davidson and Rhett Akins

Georgia native songwriters Dallas
Davidson, Ben Hayslip and Rhett
Akins have written hundreds of
songs together, not counting the
songs written without collaborat-
ing with each other that have hit
the charts by major country music recording stars. The trio is known as "The Peach Pickers".

Seventeen years ago Rhett Akins
charted several hits including,
"That Ain't My Truck", "Don't Get
Me Started" and "She Said Yes".
His son, Thomas Rhett, is now
following his dad's footsteps. He
has a #1 song on the charts, "It
Goes Like This".  His father was
the co-writer of this song. Read
more on Rhett here

Dallas Davidson was honored
recently with the 2013  ACM
Songwriter of the Year Award.
Outside of writing as a Peach
Picker, he's written and co-written
numerous #1 hits - "Runnin'
Outta Moonlight" (Randy Houser),
 "That's My Kind Of Night" (Luke
Bryan), "Boys Round Here"
(Blake Shelton) and the list goes
on and on. Amazing for a fellow
that had $700 in his pocket and a
dream heading to Nashville in an
old pickup truck to write country
songs several years ago. Read
more on Dallas here

Ben Hayslip played baseball in
college but he always dreamed of writing songs in Nashville. His
dream came true and a host of
artists have recorded his songs -
Brooks and Dunn, Joe Nichols,
Blake Shelton, Josh Turner, Luke
Bryan and the list continues.
Read more on Ben here

The threesome together as The
Peach Pickers have a long list of
hits. To mention a few - "I Don't
Want This Night To End" (Luke
Bryan), "All Over Me" (Josh
Turner), "All About Tonight"
(Blake Shelton), "Gimme That
Girl" (Joe Nichols) and "Put A
Girl In It" (Brooks and Dunn) and
then there's over six top tens and
over nine top 40's.  It's hard to
keep count of their hits as they
continue to produce so many.
They've also received a long list
of major awards for their achievements.

The Story
The Black Crowes
Georgia Music Hall Of Fame
2010 Inductees

Steve Hinson -
Nashville's Go-To
Guitar Man
Born in Macon, GA, Steve Hinson
is a natural born guitar man.  Re-
gardless if it's a steel guitar, an
electric, acoustic, slide, dobro, ukelele or whatever, Steve can
hammer down on it.  Of course,
his favorite and what you hear in
many songs that he's recorded
or played on stage with countless
artists is the steel guitar.

When he moved to Nashville in
1977, he began his career as a
studio musician and performer.
The credits for his work on
albums and tours with artists are
incredible.  Just to mention a few-
Luke Bryan, Josh Turner, Randy
Travis, Dolly Partin, Darryl Worley
Kenny Chesney and more...
View A List Of Credits

When artists and studios want it
done right.......they call Steve.

Percy Sledge Performs
To Large Crowd At
Washington Park In

Oct 13, 2013 Macon, GA (GMC)
Ron Holland
The Georgia Music Channel


The fans kept pouring in until
Washington Park in Macon was
packed to the brim to see the
legendary Percy Sledge.

Percy, born in Leighton, AL, was
an orderly for a hospital near
Muscle Shoals, AL. when he met
Alan Walden, co-founder of
Capricorn Records, publisher,
producer and artists manager, at
the hospital who told him, "Percy
you're going to be a star!" It was
shortly thereafter in 1966 that
Walden made good on his word
and helped Percy score one of
the greatest hit songs of all times
and a #1 hit on the Billboard R &
B charts - "When A Man Loves A
Woman". The song peaked at #4
in Europe on the charts and was
featured in a Levi Jeans commer-
cial. It's been covered by Michael
Bolton,  Bette  Midler  Barbara
Mandrell, Jerry Butler, Art Gar-
funkel and others. The hit was
shown as #54  on  The Rolling
Stones 500 Greatest Songs of all
times list. Percy went on to score
several other hits throughout his


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Florida-Georgia Line Breaks  Record  For Longest Running #1
Song. "Cruise"

The  song  "Cruise"  by  Florida-
Georgia Line  has  broken  a  69
year    record   for   the   longest
running #1 song on the Billboard
Country Songs  chart.   Also,  the
five time platinum selling single is
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Jason Aldean
  breaks George
Straits'   attendance   record  with
Night  Train  Tour  at  Cheyenne's
Frontier   Days    July  26th,   with
24,000 tickets sold.

This Macon, Georgia native just
keeps rockin' the fans.

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Kip Moore Scores Third
Consecutive #1 Hit With
"Hey Pretty Girl"
Kip Moore (Tifton, GA) is setting
the woods on fire with his single
"Hey Pretty Girl". His two other #1
hits, in just over a year, are
"Something Bout' A Truck" and
"Beer Money". He wanted to have a video that most related to the song, "Hey Pretty Girl", in an  innocent way.....a couple holding hands, grandma and grandpa sitting together on the front porch, well you get the drift.  He captures that moment in this video.

Find Out More About Kip

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R & B Singer Percy Sledge Dies
"When A Man Loves A Womans"
Percy Sledge, the great R & B singer from Leighton, Alabama, whose 1966 #1 Billboard Hot 100 hit, "When A Man Loves A Woman", has died in his Baton Rouge, Louisiana home.

Percy, born in Leighton, AL, was working for a hospital near Muscle Shoals, AL. in the 1960's when he met Alan Walden, co-founder of Capricorn Records, publisher, producer and artists manager, who told him, "Percy you're going to be a star!" It was shortly thereafter in 1966 that Walden made good on his word and helped Percy score one of the greatest hit songs of all times and a #1 hit on the Billboard R & B  & Hot 100 charts - "When A Man Loves A Woman". Many other major recording artists would later cover Percy's song, which allowed new generations to become familiar with it. The song was listed 53rd in the list of Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 greatest songs of all time.

Percy would continue to have Hot 100 hits until the late 60's, touring and make appearances throughout the USA and overseas. In 2013, he performed at Washington Park in Macon, GA. Bob & Ron with The Georgia Music Channel was there to greet him as he arrived at the park to perform.

Percy Sledge was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005. He is survived by his wife and children.
Craig Campbell Signs With Red Bow Records
December 2014
Craig Campbell Has Record Deal In The Works

Craig Campbell " Keeps Them Kisses Comin' " with the signing of his new record label Red Bow Records, a division of BBR Music Group.  It shouldn't be too long before the label and Craig decide on a new release.

With the release of Garth Brook's album in November, "Man Against Machine" which includes one of Craig's songs, "All American Kid", it seems like Santa Claus arrived early for the Lyons, Ga native.   
Last October we met up with Craig Campbell at Party On The Farm in Covington, GA.  " Outta My Head ", from his Never Regret album, was really going strong, peaking at #15 on the Billboard Country Airplay charts and spending 54 weeks on the charts, nearly surpassing Lee Brice's " Love Like Crazy " run of 56 weeks. " Out Of My Head' " was written by Michael Carter, Brandon Kinney and Georgia's Cole Swindell.

After talking with Craig and Jamie Michael last October, Craig's guitarist, I felt that " Keep Them Kisses Comin' " would be the next single to be released from the album. We'd already been playing it on our radio station for several weeks, since it's such a great song. We felt this would be Craig's next big hit and sure enough it was released December 2013 and April 2014 became his highest charting single peaking at #9 on Billboard's Country Airplay chart and reaching #15 on Billboard's Country Songs chart. " Keep Them Kisses Comin' " was written by Georgia songwriters - two of The Peach Pickers, Ben Hayslip and Dallas Davidson. During all this great success, Craig's label, Bigger Picture, closed its doors a month later, but Craig kept charging ahead reaching new goals, scoring his highest charting single and constantly touring the country performing his songs. He attributes that success to his fans, telling us, " I have the best fans in the world. They are the reason I get to do what I love and I love seeing their faces at the shows. I am here to stay and I hope they are too."

Craig hasn't forgotten his roots growing up in rural Lyons, GA and was able to make it back home recently for the annual Real Squeal to perform where his mother made his introduction and sang with him on stage and his daughter, Preslee, performed the National Anthem at his high school's football game.

Prior to the announcement of Craig's new record label deal, Ron Holland with The Georgia Music Channel caught up with him to talk about the Real Squeal concert, his last two recent hits, "Outta My Head" and " Keep Them Kisses Comin' " and to discuss what's new.

View My Interview With Craig

  Singer Songwriter Thomas Fountain
Named 2014 Georgia Country Male Artists Of The Year & Overall Artist Of the Year

The Thomas Fountain Band Members
Thomas Fountain - lead vocals, rhythm guitar
Gaylon Mathews   - steel pedal/dobro
Drew Lawson        - electric & upright bass
Blake Mincey        - drums
Grant Reynolds    - lead guitar
Alan Sanders        - lead guitar

Simply put, Thomas Fountain is a rising star in a state known for producing huge country artists. Born and raised in the mountains of North Georgia, this Ball Ground native has seen his career take off in 2014. He was awarded Georgia Country Male Artist of the Year and Overall Artist of the Year in 2014.

Thomas has been entertaining audiences for several years but decided in 2013 to take a different direction with his music. He wanted to write, record, and perform his own material. The response to that life altering decision was astounding. In just his first year as a solo artist, Thomas was a Finalist for 2013 Georgia Country Artist of the year (1 of 6), toured 6 states, recorded his first EP, performed live on television, and his songs hit large market radio, among many other accomplishments. He is quickly gaining recognition as both an entertainer and songwriter.

Music Visionary Frank Fenter Inducted Into The Georgia Music H
all Of Fame

By Ron Holland – The Georgia Music Channel
Contributions & Photos: Rob Duner-Fenter

Frank Fenter Inducted Into Georgia Music Hall Of Fame.

rank Fenter was a man of strength, conviction and vision. He proved that when he left South  Africa when he was only 22 years old arriving in England broke, but not broken. In the early 60's,  he began booking bands such as The Rolling Stones, The Animals and others well before they  became popular and had recording deals. In 1964 he would head up Chappell Music Publishing,  Liberty-Imperial Records, Chess Music and became head of Atlantic Records in the UK.  Only six  months later he became Managing Director of Atlantic
Records for all of Europe, implementing  his keen vision
promoting British music, and helping make Atlantic Records the most important  American label in promoting British Rock N Roll music, according to the late Ahmet Ertegun, co-founder and Chairman of Atlantic Records and the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame.

While at Atlantic, Fenter was instrumental in helping sign
Led Zeppelin, Yes and King Crimson in  his capacity as
Managing Director of European operations and had a
yearning and distinct love  for R & B music, bringing the "Hit The Road Stax" tour to Europe which included artists Sam &  Dave, Otis Redding and Booker T and the MGs. People still talk about the legendary  performance by Otis Redding in London. The shows were so popular that not only the fans were  scrambling for tickets, but The Beatles sent a limo to pick up the Stax crew after the shows.  There's rumor that Paul McCartney kissed the ring of Steve Cropper, Booker T and the MGs  guitarist, amazed by his incredible guitar performances. As a result of the insight and vision by  by Fenter, the tour was recorded and Stax Records, a division of Atlantic, album sales soared.  Seven of the eleven albums went to gold certification.

Other inductees include Lady Antebellum, Wet Willie,
Francine Reed, Ed Roland, Danny Beard, Jeff
Foxworthy, Sean Costello, Wally Fowler, Eddie Horst
and Bobby Byrd.

Remembering Joel Mathis

Joel Mathis, singer/songwriter from Valdosta, GA, played the local scene for several years before hitting the Nashville recording studios and charting some songs on the Billboard country charts. He later toured Chicago and various cities, but always remembered his Valdosta, GA roots and the fans that helped him make it to Nashville.  Learn more about Joel and his contributions to Georgia music.

R.E.M. Remasters Entire Catalog Of Tunes

R.E.M.'s complete catalog of studio albums and rarities, a massive collection, have been remastered for iTunes. The release will ensure that the listeners will have increased audio fidelity that reproduces what the artists, recording engineers and the producers intended. The fans have the ability to obtain the release by albums or individual tracks or in four special bundles: Complete I.R.S. Studio Albums, Complete Rarities - I.R.S.  1982 - 1987, Complete Warner Bros. Studio Albums Vol. I and Complete Rarities - Warner Bros. 1988 - 2011.
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Riley Biederer Signs Publishing Deal
With Sony / ATV
By Ron Holland
The Georgia Music Channel
Listen To My Full Interview With Riley

Photo Credit: David Duong / Pixelslick Designs

Riley Biederer has signed a publishing agreement with the
world's largest  publishing company, Sony/ATV.   Biederer,
the recipient of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame Horizon
Award in  2012 and signed by Elton John's Rocket Music,
has over 200 songs she has written or co-written that was
included in the  deal with Sony/ATV.  Making it super
special, the signing came on her 18th birthday. She said,
"it was so amazing and I also just got a new car because
of that, so it was super amazing. I've been waiting to buy a
car for about two years, so I finally got to."  Signing with
Sony/ATV is an amazing accomplishment for a young artist
that's never released music commercially or had a publish-
ing deal in the past.
Riley has co-written songs with several Nashville chart buster
songwriters such as Bob Dipiero, Liz Rose and numerous
other major songwriters. She told me, "I'd actually written
with Bob a few times, the first time I did it I wrote with just
me and him, and he's super and nice and really funny, the
experience was really like easy and yea, that was the first
time we did a couple of songs together and they were really
great songs. The second time I wrote with him and Liz Rose
who's close friends and mentor to Taylor Swift and did a lot
of the work on her  "Fearless" album so that was really awe-
some because I've always wanted to write with her. It was
really fun, it was super honoring to write with them and they
are really amazing at what they do and it was kind of inspiri-

Riley continues to perform live at various venues having
appeared in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago,  Atlanta and
several other cities. 

We salute and congratulate Riley on her recent signing with
Sony/ATV.  Click on the audio above to listen to my full inter-
view with Riley.

 Find Out More About Riley Here
 Visit Riley's Website

Country's Not So Countrywide: Why
South Georgia Is Country's New Epicenter
By Billy Dukes
Georgia Music Artists Rock Country Music

Our apologies to Brantley Gilbert, but today’s country music is not as country wide as he claims. It’s actually limited to about 18 states, a half-dozen of which really dominate what we hear on country radio. Put a pin on an American map for the city of origin of every artist with a song on this week’s Top 50 airplay chart and you’ll find that — to borrow the title from an awful Lindsey Lohan movie — Georgia rules!

Specifically, southern Georgia rules. Six artists grew up between Macon, Ga. and the Florida border, including recent CMA Entertainer of the Year nominees Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean, plus promising newcomers Kip Moore and Thomas Rhett (by extension, this also includes super hot songwriter Rhett Akins, his father). Head north toward Atlanta, and you’ll find the hometowns of two-thirds of Lady Antebellum (Augusta), Zac Brown, Tyler Hubbard from Florida Georgia Line and Gilbert (Jefferson, Ga.).

 Read More: Country's Not So Country Wide After All

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Favorite Georgia Music Artists
Genres : Rock  Country  Soul  Songwriters  More

Corey  Smith  releases  his  new  single,  "Aint Going  Out
Tonight". Corey connected with famed producer Keith Stegall (Alan Jackson, Zac Brown Band, George Jones) to work with on his ninth album.

Georgia country music artist Corey Smith was born and
raised in Jefferson, GA. He's sold over a million digital
singles and over 250,000 records independently.

After playing many nights in bars and grills, Corey graduated
college, got married and settled down and started teaching
high school.  He would play songs for his students and to
his surprise they loved it.  Corey says his initial fan base
following came from playing for the students.

His first album, " Undertones", included the single "Twenty
One" which charted on the Billboard Country Songs chart in
2011 when he included it on the album "Broken Record".
The album hit the number 17 position on the country albums

This was the start of the career that Corey really wanted -
songwriting and singing.  His first moment of getting that
special "tingling" feeling was at a performance at a bar in
Dahlonega, GA that he'd never performed at before. He had sold about 100 copies of his first album that originally had Twenty One on it and it was spreading through various
college towns where he'd played. He thought there might be 15 - 20 people at the bar and since he'd not played that bar he thought the crowd would want him to play his standard cover songs, which he was doing at the time.  To his surprise, there were over 200 people. He opened the show with his first song and everybody started singing it.  It floored him that everybody knew his music and sent chills down his spine with joy.

In 2005 he headlined The Georgia Theater in Athens (The
Zac Brown Band opened the show.)  Everywhere he played
the crowds were swelling and his shows were selling out. He
states that in the last five years, he's played over 700 shows
throughout the USA, sold over 700,000 tickets and grossed
over $9 million in revenue. He's done all of that without a
record label and bypassed Nashville all together.  He relates
his success to writing songs that have genuine, truthful
meaning to people and just being himself. And of course a
lot of hard work.

Corey now tours throughout the country. He'll be appearing
with Brett Eldridge, Toby Keith, Eli Young Band, Darryl
Worley, Hunter Hayes, The Band Perry, Justin Moore,
Darrius Rucker, Love & Theft and others this year.

Find out more about Corey
 View The "Twenty One" Video

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free   to  make  recommendations   for  artists  you'd   like  to
see listed  by contacting us  @ The Georgia Music Channel.

Remember, we include music artists that have a  connection
to Georgia. For example, you  may  see  a  video  or  hear  a
song by an artist  like  Elvis, who  apparently  never  lived  in
Georgia.  However in this case, if  the  video  or  song  is  "In
The   Ghetto"  or   "Don't  Cry  Daddy",  these   are   relevant
because   Mac  Davis  (a Georgia music artist)  wrote   those
songs.  Therefore, it's  Mac  Davis and  his  work  that  we're
recognizing.  This is an example  of  the  depth  of  the  work
by  music  artists  from  Georgia  and  how   we   honor  and
recognize their contriubution to Georgia music.

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