The 37th GMHF Annual Awards Show

Georgia Music Hall of Fame’s 37th Annual Awards Show was held in the Georgia Ballroom of the Georgia World Congress Center in in Downtown Atlanta on September 26, 2015. The 2015 select group celebrated their induction at an impressive ceremony that celebrated all those years of impressive contributions the world of music. Posthumously honored inductees included Tim Wilson, Philip Walden Jr., and Sonny Limbaugh. The event was, as usual, organized by Friends of Georgia Music Festival Inc. and Dr. Bobbie Bailey, president of the organization, expressed his gratitude and excitement to be able to continue to recognize Georgia’s excellent contributions to music industry…

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Bob Richardson, Atlanta Studio Pioneer

Legendary Atlanta studio pioneer, Bob Richardson, died in Stuart, Florida on April 15, 2003. Prior to his retirement in 1992, Richardson’s career had embraced the whole of modern recording history. As an aspiring engineer in the 1950’s, he taped regional bands in his North Carolina basement. In 1966, he recorded The Swingin’ Medallions’ fraternity anthem, “Double Shot (of My Baby’s Love)”. Beginning in 1972, Richardson’s Atlanta studio, Mastersound, became one of the first American studios to have full console automation, multiple 24-track synchronization, and Quadraphonic mixing capability, making it a haven for such R&B titans as Isaac Hayes. Born in…

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2016 Alpharetta Songwriters Festival Feautures John Oates

The Wire & Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival (October 7 & 8, 2016) is a nationally recognized singer-songwriters in historic downtown Alpharetta where many songwriters will gather and perform their original songs. Music lovers are given a chance to look behind-the-scenes at the artists and stories that inspired so many blues, country, rock, Americana, and bluegrass songs. There is also a quite interest from high school students who are interested in this kind of career, says Chris from the online Dream Career portal. Visitors can enjoy the work of nationally recognized veteran artists as well as local up-and-coming music talent as their…

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Education and the Georgia Music Hall of Fame

The mission of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame was to operate and maintain a music museum for the general public, Georgia music lovers, music scholars, and musical artists that celebrates our state’s musical genius by: preserving Georgia’s musical heritage; providing innovative museum exhibits and educational programs; becoming a public-private partnership for cultural preservation; and promoting a heritage tourism destination with growing economic benefits College Internships / High School Service Projects The Hall of Fame was always on the lookout for motivated students who were interested in music, museums, education, history.

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Athens

The Little Town that Couldn’t, but Did Anyway The people of Athens, Georgia are invariably divided as to exactly what it was that put their town on the map. Some say it was The University of Georgia, the state’s flagship institution of higher learning and the first land-grant university in the nation, founded as the smoke of the American Revolution was still clearing. Some say it was football, as the University’s team, the Bulldogs, has spawned some of the sport’s brightest lights and fans whose devotion and enthusiasm run at a level usually reserved for pagan deities. And then there…

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The Georgia Music Hall of Fame Exhibit at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

The Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport was home to a Georgia Music Hall of Fame exhibit through April, 2005. Located in Concourse T of the Delta Terminal, the exhibit stretched over 300 feet. Like the state museum in Macon, the exhibit included performance outfits, photos, instruments and various career memorabilia of Georgia’s most cherished artists. Many of the artifacts were never-before-seen materials from the museum’s archives, as well as  acquisitions from some of the featured artists. Some of the artists featured include Lena Horne, Otis Redding, Dr.Thomas Andrew Dorsey, Gladys Knight and the Pips, “Little Richard,” James Brown, Allman Brothers Band, the…

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