Georgia Music Hall of Fame Museum and Education

The Georgia Music Hall of Fame, the state’s official Music Museum, was located in Macon, the city where artists like Little Richard, James Brown, Otis Redding, and the Allman Brothers Band launched their careers. The Museum played an important role in educating people from around the nation about the rich history of Georgia Music. The 43,000 square foot facility featured permanent and changing exhibits that include music, video, memorabilia, instruments, performance costumes, and more. Over 450 artists are represented in the exhibits. The Music Factory Children’s Wing encouraged children to explore the world of music through interactive exhibits and hands-on…

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Georgia Hall of Fame – Most Famous Inductees

This post is about the Georgia Hall of Fame – Most Famous Inductees. The Hall of Fame has files on over 1,100 artists who are Georgia natives or who have lived in Georgia for a significant period. Each year, a select few are chosen for induction into the Hall of Fame. The inductees represent the diversity of Georgia music, including jazz and swing, country and folk, rock and roll, rhythm and blues, classical, urban, gospel, and contemporary Christian. Non-performers such as producers and music executives have also been inducted (see this list for specifics). The 2006 inductees were: Performer: Gregg…

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The Story of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame

This post tells you the story of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. The state of Georgia has produced a musical dynasty whose contributions shaped and defined American music, including the “Father of Gospel Music” Dr. Thomas Andrew Dorsey; the “Mother of the Blues” Gertrude “Ma” Rainey; the “Godfather of Soul” James Brown; the “Architect of Rock-n-Roll” Little Richard; the “Father of Commercial Country Music” Fiddlin’ John Carson; the “First Lady of Contemporary Christian Music” Amy Grant and the “First Family of Bluegrass Gospel” The Lewis Family. Over 30 years ago, one of Georgia’s most loyal music fans took the…

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