NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (Thursday, May 5, 2016) – With Georgia Tourism’s Year of Georgia Music in full swing, The Peach Pickers once again celebrate their home state on May 10 by hosting a star-studded group of friends for the 3rd Annual “Jameson Irish Whiskey Presents Georgia On My Mind.” Returning to the historic Ryman Auditorium stage this year are Luke Bryan, Randy Houser, Lee Brice, Craig Campbell and Maggie Rose, who will be joined by Big Boi, one-half of beloved Atlanta duo Outkast and New Orleans-based hip-hop artist, producer and DJ Mannie Fresh. The evening will include a special tribute to Otis Redding, the Macon, Ga. legend who would have been 75 years old in 2016. His sons, Dexter Redding and Otis Redding III, along with other participating artists, will perform a selection of Redding’s greatest hits. Opening the concert, which benefits the non-profit Georgia Music Foundation, are singer/songwriters Cole Taylor,Jordan Rager, Jon Langston, Travis Denning and Trae Landon, and as with the past two years, surprise guests are expected. Tickets are $49.50 & $39.50 and will be available via Ticketmaster outlets,ticketmaster.com, ryman.com or by calling 800-745-3000.
As songwriters, The Peach Pickers—Dallas Davidson, Rhett Akins andBen Hayslip—generated more than 60 No.1 hits individually and collectively. As they prepare to host their third fundraising concert for the Georgia Music Foundation, Davidson, who chairs the organization, says, “Not only has the event quickly become like a family reunion for the artists, fans and sponsors, it is already making an impact in Georgia. With proceeds from last year’s concert, the Foundation launched the Georgia Music Preservation, Education and Outreach program and distributed more than $60,000 to 12 schools and non-profit organizations.”
“In 2016, which we are calling the Year of Georgia Music, the spotlight has been put on our state as a destination for live music and music heritage,” said Commissioner Chris Carr of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. “Through their chart-topping hits, The Peach Pickers have proven they know how to tell a story and each concert they have curated truly tells an impactful story of Georgia music—past, present and future.”
About the Peach Pickers:
In a nod to their home state, Akins, Hayslip and Davidson write together as the Peach Pickers. Collectively, the trio has accumulated 60 No. 1 songs since 2010 and been recognized with numerous awards and accolades. Their respective catalogs include hit songs “I Don’t Want This Night To End,” “All About Tonight,” “Gimmie That Girl,” “Just A Kiss,” “When She Says Baby,” “Boys Round Here,” “It Goes Like This,” “We Owned The Night,” “I Don’t Dance,” “I’m Gonna Love You Through It,” “Point At You,” “That’s My Kind Of Night,” “Rain Is A Good Thing,” “Small Town Throwdown” and their latest single for Luke Bryan, “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day.”
About Jameson® Irish Whiskey:
Jameson Irish Whiskey is a smooth and perfectly balanced triple distilled Irish Whiskey rooted in Irish heritage dating back to 1780 when legendary John Jameson released his first cask. The brand’s success comes down to the skilled distillers that ensure Jameson’s unique taste and the communities who have supported its handcrafted quality for hundreds of years. Reliably timeless and simple, Jameson is best enjoyed during great times with great friends. It has all the quality credentials to allow it be consumed straight, but is versatile and is equally great when mixed. Follow Jameson Irish Whiskey @JamesonWhiskey on Facebook and @Jameson_US on Instagram and Twitter.
About The Georgia Music Foundation:
Established in 1994, The Georgia Music Foundation fosters an appreciation for Georgia’s rich music heritage by supporting programs of music preservation, education and outreach. A list of recipients of the 2015 Georgia Music Preservation, Education and Outreach Grant program is available at georgiamusicfoundation.org. Applications for the 2016 Music Preservation, Education and Outreach Grant program will be available online July 1, 2016.
About Year of Georgia Music: To commemorate the Year of Georgia Music, Georgia Tourism is promoting the state's music festivals, world-class venues and rich music heritage. The 2016 Georgia Travel Guide, featuring Leesburg native and country music superstar Luke Bryan on the cover, is available for free along with music-themed itineraries, playlists and a calendar of milestones and events at ExploreGeorgia.org.
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