Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards
The 35th Annual Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards will be held in September 2013 at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta. The show is produced annually by Friends of Georgia Music Festival Inc. Stay tuned for details to be announced later in the year.
Although the Georgia Music Hall of Fame museum was established in Macon in 1996, the facility regrettably closed in June 2011 after operating for 15 years. The Georgia Music Hall of Fame Authority, a nine-member board appointed by the Governor, oversees decisions regarding the museum. Inquiries regarding the museum may be directed to GMHOF@georgia.org.
The Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards were established as an honor roll in 1979 to recognize Georgians who have made significant achievements in the field of music. Over 100 individuals and groups have been inducted in multiple categories including Performer, Non-Performer, Group, Pioneer, Posthumous, Songwriter and Classical.
The induction process is overseen by the Georgia Senate Music Industry Committee and Friends of Georgia Music Festival, Inc., a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to nurture the music industry in Georgia and fund its annual scholarship program – the Georgia Music Talent Search – which assists future musicians, songwriters and composers in pursuing their musical passions. To nominate an individual or group, download the application and forward to:
Senator Jeff Mullis
Senate Music Industry Committee
121-F State Capitol
Atlanta, GA 30334