As Georgia continues to reap a windfall of filming and “Hollywood of the South” labels by much of the media, the state is working to earn a new moniker – “Nashville of the South.” Okay, that one might need work. But nonetheless, legislators are hoping a new tax credit will see similar success and bring more investment from the music industry to Georgia.

Georgia has a long roster of world-changing musicians that hail from the Peach State. The Godfather of Soul James Brown was born in Barnwell, South Carolina but grew up in Augusta. Ray Charles was born in Albany and Little Richard in Macon. REM was formed in Athens and the Allman Brothers were formed in Macon. Outkast, one of the most influential groups behind today’s hip-hop, is from Atlanta. That muddy water of the Chattahoochee really did mean something to Alan Jackson who grew up in Newnan. 

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