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It's easy to have Georgia music on your mind with such luminaries as Ray Charles, Outkast, Alan Jackson, Otis Redding, Gladys Knight, and R.E.M, hailing from the Peach State.

Driving along Little Richard Boulevard and Trisha Yearwood Highway, one readily appreciates the state's proud celebration of its musical heritage, which covers an impressive range of genres from R&B to country.


  • Alan Jackson
  • Billy Currington
  • Cee Lo Green
  • Childish Gambino
  • Freedom Singers
  • Gladys Knight
  • Gucci Mane
  • Jason Aldean
  • Lil Jon
  • Lil Yachty
  • Ludacris
  • Luke Bryan
  • Michael Stipe
  • OutKast
  • Ray Charles
  • The Black Crowes
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Trisha Yearwood
  • Usher
  • Zac Brown Band

    Music Venues & Festivals

    • 40 Watt Club
    • A3C Hip Hop Festival
    • Buckhead Theatre
    • Center Stage
    • Cellairis AMpitheatre
    • Columbus Civic Center
    • Eddie's Attic
    • Fox Theatre
    • Imagine Festival
    • James Brown Arena
    • Mercedes-Benz Stadium
    • Music Midtown Festival
    • R.E.M.
    • Savannah Music Festival
    • Shaky Beats Festival
    • Shaky Knees Festival
    • State Bank Ampitheatre
    • Sweetwater 420 Festival
    • The Masquerade
    • The Tabernacle
    • The Wormhole

    Music Schools

    • Columbus State University Schwob School of Music
    • Georgia Institute of Technology School of Music
    • Georgia State University
    • Mercer University Townsend School of Music
    • The University of Georgia Hodgson School of Music
    • Georgia Southern University Department of Music

    Notable Music Facts

    • In 2018, The Georgia Music Investment Act went into effect, reinforcing the state's commitment to creator welfare, ensuring that exemplary musicians will continue to thrive throughout Georgia.

    Major Music Conferences

    • A3C Conference
    • Music Business Empowerment Conference
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