Tuesday, April 12, 2011

ATLANTApix: Georgia on My Mind

Piedmont Park
Piedmont Park
On this date in 1961, Ray Charles, born in Albany, Georgia (south of Macon), won four Grammy Awards, including a Grammy for Best Performance by a Pop Single Artist for Georgia on My Mind.

I saw Ray perform Georgia on my Mind in Piedmont Park (photo) many years ago. I and a couple of friend made our way up to the stage to get an upclose look at the music legend...he was an incredible performer!

Georgia on My Mind became Gerogia's official State song in 1979 and remains so today...it's akin to a state anthem, actually.

Piedmont Park has long been a popular site for concerts, films, and festivals, like this week's Dogwood Festival (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, April 14-16, 2011). Venture out to the Dogwood Festival and know that you're walking the same grounds as great legends like Mr. Ray Charles.

ATLANTApix of the tourATLANTA blog features a "photo-of-the-day" of Atlanta. Come back tomorrow for a new one!

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