Singer-songwriters Brent Cobb and Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls are set to host “Gretsch Presents Georgia On My Mind,” an online benefit for the Georgia Music Foundation, on Dec. 7.
Earlier in 2021, the Georgia Music Foundation staged “Georgia On My Mind” lakeside at Five Arrow Farms in Georgia with performances by Cobb, Ray, Kevn Kinney of Drivin N Cryin, Jontavious Willis, Kalen & Aslyn, Trina Meade and Tomi Martin of Three5Human, and the Lola Gulley Band. December’s streamed concert will feature highlights from that show.
Tickets for the show, airing at 7 p.m. CT, are $10 and can be purchased here. All proceeds will benefit the Georgia Music Foundation.
“Amy and I never would’ve guessed our first shot at hosting ‘Georgia On My Mind’ would be online, but we both loved the way the show turned out last year,” Cobb offers. “While we eased back in this year playing with a small group of friends for a small audience, it was so much fun that we wanted to make that experience available online, too.”
“Being together and making music after COVID-imposed isolation was meaningful in so many ways,” adds Ray. “Everyone was present for something special and you can hear it in the performances as we all come together on behalf of an organization that not only supports music education grants every year, but also provided grants to musicians and crew around the state last fall through a relief fund it organize.”
Usually held at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, “Georgia On My Mind” was founded by Georgia natives The Peach Pickers (Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip) in 2014. After seven years of hosting, the trio turned the reins over to fellow Georgians Cobb and Ray but as COVID-19 began to spread, the charitable event was reimagined as an online affair with living room and studio performances by more than 20 artists.
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