Brandi Carlile, Caylee Hammack, Caleb Lee Hutchinson Added To Georgia On My Mind Benefit

Brandi CarlileCaylee HammackCaleb Lee HutchinsonKevn Kinney, and Michelle Malone have been added to the lineup of artists on the upcoming seventh annual “Gretsch Presents Georgia On My Mind” online concert benefiting the Georgia Music Foundation on May 26.

The streaming fundraiser will be hosted by Georgia-born musicians Brent Cobb and Amy Ray (Indigo Girls) and will also feature performances by Caroline AikenTony ArataJohn BerryKristian Bush’s band Dark WaterAmy GrantRutha HarrisJohn Driskell Hopkins, Indigo GirlsKalen & AslynChuck LeavellKim Michael PoloteKatie PruittThe War & TreatyJontavious Willis, Channing Wilson, and Adam Wright.

“Gretsch Presents Georgia On My Mind” will be streamed on facebook.com/georgiamusic and georgiamusic.org. The fundraiser will be a musical and visual love letter to the Peach State, the Georgia Music Foundation, and the programs that are beneficiaries of the funds throughout the state. The show is usually held at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The city is a home-away-from-home for numerous Georgia-born singers and songwriters including former hosts The Peach Pickers (Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson, and Ben Hayslip), who turned the reins over to Cobb and Ray this year. Concerns for public safety and COVID-19 prompted organizers to reimagine the event this year as an online concert.

Gretsch Executive Vice President/CFO Dinah Gretsch, who is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Georgia Music Foundation explained, “The proceeds fund the Foundation’s annual grants for music programs at schools and non-profit organizations all over the state. My husband, Fred, and I believe that the music industry and non-profit organizations like this one will need our support now more than ever, and we’re proud to make it possible to take this concert online and share it with even more people.”

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