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64 Songs About the Great State of Georgia

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Celebrate the great state of Georgia, known for its pecans, peaches, poultry, and peanuts, home of Coca-Cola and the Masters Golf Tournament, antebellum homes and that sweet southern drawl. Make a playlist of pop, rock, and country songs to honor it.

Celebrate the great state of Georgia, known for its pecans, peaches, poultry, and peanuts, home of Coca-Cola and the Masters Golf Tournament, antebellum homes and that sweet southern drawl. Make a playlist of pop, rock, and country songs to honor it.

All Roads Lead to Georgia

They say that when you die, whether you're going to heaven or hell, you have to go through Atlanta first. When railroads were king of transportation, that was true, and now it's even more accurate now that planes have become the preferred mode of travel.

Whether you've lived in Georgia, have vacationed there, or have just passed through, it's a great state. Georgia is known for its pecans, peaches, poultry, and peanuts. It's the birthplace of Coca-Cola and the home of the Masters Golf Tournament, antebellum homes, and lots of famous people (take the quiz below).

Celebrate the great state of Georgia with a playlist of pop, rock, country, and R&B songs. We have a long list to start you out!

1. "Midnight Train to Georgia" by Gladys Knight & The Pips

The subject in this 1973 is a Georgia man who left his home state for Los Angeles, aiming to become a star. He sold his car, pawned all his hopes, and bought a one-way ticket to the west coast.

Unfortunately, all he met there was rejection and dashed dreams, so now he's returning home to his native Georgia, as he yearns for a simpler place and time. His lady friend has decided to join him. She explains, "I'd rather live in his world than be without him in mine."

2. "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia" by Reba McEntire

Vicki Lawrence claimed this song first in 1972, but country star Reba McEntire made it famous two decades later, in 1991. The tune tells the twisted story of a man who returns from a two-week trip away from home.

On his way back home, he visits a local bar only to hear a friend confess that the young man's wife had been sleeping with him as well as another man. The angry and disheartened husband returns home to an empty house and grabs his gun. He assumes that his wife has left town.

Gun in hand, the cuckold husband sneaks through the woods to the home of the friend who had been cheating with her. He detects small footprints leading the way. His friend is dead, and he fires a shot in the air to alert the Georgia State Patrol.

Knowing the rumors around town, the sheriff assumes the husband killed his wife's illicit lover, and a sham of a trial convicts him to a swift death by hanging. In a plot twist, the song's female narrator admits that the footprints in the snow that night were hers. She is the sister of the cuckold husband and killed both her sister-in-law and the lover, disposing of her sister-in-law's body in a way that it will never be found.

If you enjoy songs that tell a story, there are lots more to choose from!

3. "Georgia on My Mind" by Ray Charles

In 1979, Georgia designated "Georgia on My Mind" as the official state song. Although often associated with Ray Charles, the tune actually dates back to 1930. However, it is Ray Charles' 1960 version that is the most famous. It's a love song to a state that beckons one back, as it evokes sweet and clear memories of moonlight through the pines and the welcoming arms of one's home state. All roads lead back home.

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4. "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" by The Charlie Daniels Band

This famous ballad from 1979 involves a Georgia boy's deal with the devil. The devil was out collecting souls and hadn't met his quota when he heard the protagonist, Johnny, playing his fiddle with great skill.

Also a master fiddle player, the devil appealed to Johnny's sense of pride by challenging him to a fiddle-playing duel. If Johnny won, then he walked away with a beautiful gold fiddle. However, if the devil won, he captured Johnny's soul. (Hellfire, damnation, and the whole firey bit! The stakes were high!)

Johnny boasts that he's "the best that's ever been," and the contest begins. The two impressively square off in a fierce fiddle playing battle that ends with Johnny's victory. Acknowledging vanquishment, the devil lays the golden fiddle at Johnny's feet. Johnny dares the devil to a future rematch.

5. "The Devil Comes Back to Georgia" by Charlie Daniels, Mark O'Connor, Travis Tritt, Marty Stuart and Johnny Cash

Ten years after the devil was chased out of Georgia, he decides it's time for a rematch with Johnny. This 1993 country song is the sequel to "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," describing their follow-up fiddle playing duel.

Johnny is a father now and has been spending less time with his fiddle than with his new family. With a little practice and the same bravado, however, he emerges once again as the fiddle playing victor.

6. "Chattahoochee" by Alan Jackson

The Chattahoochee River flows through Georgia along the border with Alabama down to Florida. Locals sometimes refer to it as "The Hooch." People who grow up along rivers have their own brand of fun, and the man in this 1993 country song recalls the highlights of his youth.

Growing up, he learned to swim in the muddy waters of the river. Then as a teen, he spent time drinking with his friends along its bank or parking with his girlfriend. He credits the river to teaching him "a lot about livin' and a little 'bout love."

7. "Georgia Rain" by Trisha Yearwood

Many years have passed since the woman in this 2005 country song has been back to her home in Jasper County, Georgia. She notices all of the changes and drives by the family home of her first love. Memories flood her mind like the Georgia rain. Her feelings for her high school love still remain.

8. "Watermelon Crawl" by Tracy Byrd

Driving through Georgia in late July, curiosity got the best of this fella when he saw a homemade sign that pointed to a watermelon festival. The 1994 country song likely refers to Cordele, Georgia's annual Watermelon Days Festival.

The small town's mayor invited participants to enjoy the sweet red watermelon wine. He asked them not to drink and drive but instead to dance the watermelon crawl. From the description of the dance, I can't imagine any half-drunk person being able to actually do the watermelon crawl, but maybe that's half the fun.

9. "She's So Georgia" by Jon Langston

Georgia girls are their own breed of awesome, according to this 2015 country song. They are the right balance of backwoods badass country girl and sweet southern belle. The guy in this song is proud of how his Georgia girl screams "Go Dawgs," baits her own hooks, and starts her own fires. She also cleans up nice and is a queen of the south. She's everything he's looking for.

10. "Oh, Atlanta" by Alison Krauss and Union Station

In this 1995 bluegrass song, a Georgia native has left her home but hears Atlanta calling her back home. She reminisces about the old times she had and knows that Georgia is where she belongs.

11. "Why Georgia" by John Mayer

This self-reflective 2001 alternative rock song describes a low point in John Mayer's life when he had dropped out of the prestigious Berkelee College of Music and moved from Boston to Atlanta. He questions whether he's made the right choice in relocating to a new city to launch his career. He has nothing yet to show for it but is willing to take the chance on a new future in Georgia. Looks like he made it after all!

12. "Highway 20 Ride" by Zac Brown Band

In this 2009 country song, a divorced father describes to his young son his feelings about making the drive east to the Georgia/South Carolina line every two weeks to pick the boy up from his mother then drop him back off again. Although the parents couldn't get along, the dad tries hard to keep his relationship with his son going strong. He burns up Highway 20 to bridge the distance between them and hopes that one day his son will understand.

Take the Quiz: Famous People From Georgia

For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. This famous Georgian founded Chik-Fil-A.
    • Dave Thomas
    • S. Truett Cathy
    • Ray Kroc
  2. Nicknamed "The Georgia Peach," this Major League Baseball outfielder from Georgia set 90 MLB records during his career.
    • Ty Cobb
    • Babe Ruth
    • Reggie Jackson
  3. This famous comedian is known for the phrase, "You might be a redneck if ... "
    • Louis C.K.
    • Rodney Dangerfield
    • Jeff Foxworthy
  4. This Georgia-born American president was once a peanut farmer.
    • Bill Clinton
    • Jimmy Carter
    • Gerald Ford
  5. This Georgia-born, Grammy-nominated country musician sings the popular song, "People Are Crazy."
    • Blake Shelton
    • Hank Williams, Jr.
    • Billy Currington
  6. Atlanta-born, this prominent American rapper is married to a Kardashian.
    • Kendrick Lamar
    • Kanye West
    • Eminem
  7. This economist was the Chairman of the Federal Reserve and oversaw its response to the late-2000s financial crisis.
    • Ben Bernanke
    • Alan Greenspan
    • Jerome Powell
  8. As Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, this Georgian co-authored the Republican "Contract with America."
    • Mark Sanford
    • Dick Armey
    • Newt Gingrich
  9. This country singer has won the ACM Entertainer of the Year for three years straight. His first single was "Hicktown."
    • Alan Jackson
    • Blake Shelton
    • Jason Aldean
  10. Former prosecutor-turned-television-host, this Georgian was known for her advocacy for crime victims.
    • Nancy Grace
    • Rachel Maddow
    • Ashleigh Banfield
  11. This award-winning actress starred in "The Piano," "Raising Arizona," "Broadcast News," and "The Big Sick."
    • Jane Fonda
    • Meryl Streep
    • Holly Hunter
  12. Born in Georgia, this Hall of Fame heavyweight professional boxer was known for his left jab. He beat Ali.
    • Leon Spinks
    • Larry Holmes
    • Earnie Shavers
  13. This Georgian was part of the soul duo Gnarls Barkley, a judge on The Voice, and a singer/songwriter/music producer.
    • Danger Mouse
    • Cee Lo Green
    • Jason Aldean
  14. This professional wrestler is regarded by many as the most popular and most recognized of all time.
    • Hulk Hogan
    • "Stone Cold" Steve Austin
    • Dusty Rhodes
    • Ric Flair
  15. This country crooner is known for songs such as "Better Off in a Pine Box" and "Why Didn't I Think of That."
    • Garth Brooks
    • Alan Jackson
    • Doug Stone
  16. Who became a professional model, won an Academy Award for "L.A. Confidential" and is an ex-spouse of Alec Baldwin?
    • Holly Hunter
    • Sally Field
    • Kim Basinger
  17. What Georgian is often referred to as "The Queen of Christian Pop" and is married to Vince Gill?
    • Trisha Yearwood
    • Reba McEntire
    • Amy Grant
  18. This Savannah resident is a chef and television personality.
    • Rachel Ray
    • Paula Deen
    • Linda Lum
  19. What Georgia-born Pulitzer Prize winning author wrote "Gone With the Wind"?
    • Agatha Christie
    • Margaret Mitchell
    • Edith Wharton
  20. This living legend of a country singer was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2017.
    • Kenny Chesney
    • Garth Brooks
    • Alan Jackson
  21. What famous Georgia-born filmmaker was nominated for an Academy Award for "Do the Right Thing"?
    • Spike Lee
    • Morgan Freeman
    • Tyler Perry
  22. Girls and women everywhere can thank this native Georgian for founding the Girl Scouts of America.
    • Dorthoea Dix
    • Juliette Gordon Low
    • Paula Deen
  23. This Nobel-prize winning civil rights leader was famous for having a dream.
    • Rosa Parks
    • Malcom X
    • Martin Luther King, Jr.
  24. This American Idol television host and producer is also part of the American Top 40 Countdown.
    • Adam Carolla
    • Don Lane
    • Ryan Seacrest
  25. "Long Tall Sally," "Good Golly, Miss Molly," and "Whole Lotta Shakin'" are some hits this musician is known for.
    • Fats Domino
    • Little Richard
    • Cee Lo Green

Answer Key

  1. S. Truett Cathy
  2. Ty Cobb
  3. Jeff Foxworthy
  4. Jimmy Carter
  5. Billy Currington
  6. Kanye West
  7. Ben Bernanke
  8. Newt Gingrich
  9. Jason Aldean
  10. Nancy Grace
  11. Holly Hunter
  12. Larry Holmes
  13. Cee Lo Green
  14. Hulk Hogan
  15. Doug Stone
  16. Kim Basinger
  17. Amy Grant
  18. Paula Deen
  19. Margaret Mitchell
  20. Alan Jackson
  21. Spike Lee
  22. Juliette Gordon Low
  23. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  24. Ryan Seacrest
  25. Little Richard

Interpreting Your Score

If you got between 21 and 22 correct answers: Honey, you're purty good!

If you got between 23 and 25 correct answers: Honey, you're purty good!

13. "Georgia Clay" by Josh Kelley

Some things instantly take you back to the past. In this 2011 country song, the sight of Georgia clay and his old truck (now covered under a blue tarp) evoke memories of being a high school boy. Who knows how old he is now, but he's savoring memories of tailgating with friends and making out with girls in that truck. That Georgia clay really sticks with you.

14. "Rainy Night in Georgia" by Brook Benton

This lonesome R&B song from 1969 describes a guy with a suitcase, a guitar, and nowhere to spend the night. As the rain pours down, he bunks down in the boxcar of a train and holds his sweetheart's photo close. You can feel his sense of isolation from the world.

With its subtropical climate, Georgia is one of the rainiest states, receiving moderate to heavy rain. For more songs about rain, click here.

15. "Macon" by Jamey Johnson

The guy in this 2010 country song is a long-haul trucker. Although his job takes him away from home, all he can think about is returning to Macon, Georgia, where his partner waits ready to welcome him with loving arms.

16. "Georgia Peaches" by Lauren Alaina

Runner-up of the 2011 American Idol contest, singer Lauren Alaina dusts off all the southern cliches about Georgia girls for this 2011 country song. According to her, they wear short skirts, sip lemonade, and don't cuss. They drive the boys crazy with their accent, aren't afraid of a little dirt, and are sweet as Georgia peaches.

Savannah, Georgia, was founded in 1773 by General James Edward Oglethorpe and is often  called "America's First Planned City because he organized Savannah into grids with wide streets and public squares.

Savannah, Georgia, was founded in 1773 by General James Edward Oglethorpe and is often called "America's First Planned City because he organized Savannah into grids with wide streets and public squares.

17. "The Moon Over Georgia" by Shenandoah

When it came to suitors, this man's wife could have chosen a Georgian aristocrat who owned a mansion, an Atlanta hotel, and other high-dollar real estate. Rather than marry Mr. Moneybags, however, she chose the narrator of this touching 1990 country love song.

All this sentimental man of modest means could offer her was the moon:

And she took the moon over Georgia
She'd rather have a million stars in the sky than a gold mine.
She took the moon over Georgia
When it came down to his world or mine she took
The moon over Georgia.

18. "Lonely Night In Georgia" by Marc Broussard

The frequent traveler in this 2004 R&B song is on the road away from his Georgia home. He's lonesome and separated from the one he loves and the home he misses. Everything he does reminds him of where he wishes he could be—back home in Georgia.

19. "Hot'lanta" by 38 Special

Unless you've tried the hot, humid sub-tropical climate of Atlanta, you just don't get it. This 1988 rock song does, however, as it tries to convey just how dreadfully freakin' hot Atlanta can get.

I been desert hot down in Phoenix
I been smoggy hot out in L.A.
I been high and dry hot in Colorado
I been charred out on the Midwest Plains
I been madhatter flattened by the heat in Manhattan
I been muggy on the Mighty Miss
I been burned like a stick on Route 66
But I ain't never been this.

20. "Ramblin' Man" by The Allman Brothers

A ramblin' man refers to a man who is a restless soul, usually a ladies man, who wanders from place to place. In this classic 1973 rock song, a man whose father was a Georgia gambler boasts that he's been ramblin' from the time he was born (on a Greyhound bus riding down Highway 41). It's weird what some people brag about.

Atlanta was originally named Terminus and Marthasville.  It is the only North American city destroyed as an act of war.  Thus, the city symbol is appropriately a phoenix.

Atlanta was originally named Terminus and Marthasville. It is the only North American city destroyed as an act of war. Thus, the city symbol is appropriately a phoenix.

Even More Songs About the Great State of Georgia

Know a song about Georgia that should be on this playlist? Leave us a suggestion in the Comment Section below!

SongArtistYear Released

21. Cold Summer Day in Georgia

Gene Watson

2001

22. I Been to Georgia on a Fast Train

Billy Joe Shaver

1973

23. State of Georgia

State Radio

2012

24. Me and You and a Dog Named Boo

Lobo

1971

25. (Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay

Otis Redding

1968

26. Sweet Georgia Brown

Ella Fitzgerald

1967

27. Doraville

Atlanta Rhythm Section

1996

28. Statesboro Blues

The Allman Brothers

1971

29. Walkin' Back to Georgia

Jim Croce

1972

30. Red, White, and You

Steven Tyler

2016

31. Sweet Augusta Darlin'

Vince Gill

2006

32. Cedartown, Georgia

Waylon, Jennings

1971

33. Georgia

Elton John

1978

34. Georgia Peaches

Lynyrd Skynyrd

1991

35. I Was on Georgia Time

Ray Charles

1984

36. 20 Miles to Georgia

Josh Kelley

2005

37. Burn Georgia Burn

Alabama

1987

38. Ol' Red

Blake Shelton

2002

39. Georgia Woods

Keith Urban

2010

40. Little Georgia Rose

Travis Tritt & Ricky Skaggs

2002

41. Meet in the Middle

Diamond Rio

1991

42. Georgia Clay

John Anderson

1985

43. Georgia Rose

Queen Latifah

2007

44. Head's in Georgia

J.J. Cale & Eric Clapton

2006

45. Savannah

Parmalee

2017

46. Blood Red and Goin' Down

Tanya Tucker

1973

47. Georgia Time

Riley Green

2017

48. My Kinda Party

Jason Aldean

2010

49. Georgia Rain

Joshua Kadison

1993

50. A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega

Ashley McBryde

2017

51. Atlanta Blue

The Statler Brothers

1984

52. Cedartown, Georgia

Waylon Jennings

1971

53. Good Directions

Billy Currington

2006

54. We Rode in Trucks

Luke Bryan

2007

55. Chicken Fried

Zac Brown Band

2008

56. Start Over Georgia

Collin Raye

1999

57. Atlanta Burned Again Last Night

Atlanta

1983

58. American Dream

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

1979

59. Augusta

Dave Loggins

1979

60. God's Country

Blake Shelton

2019

61. My Kinda Party

Jason Aldean

2010

62. Savannah

Relient K

2009

63. Southland in Springtime

Indigo Girls

1990

64. Georgia Rain

Crucifix

2019

Funny and Interesting Names of Places in Georgia

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

Questions & Answers

Question: Why are there so many songs about Georgia? There are other beautiful states or cities and nobody is singing about them all the time.

Answer: The South, in particular, has a deep tradition of singing that goes back generations and impacts our love of music and singing in the South today. Traveling singing schools were part of the Southern social fabric and their influence lasts to this day. Resembling old tent revivals, the singing schools taught skills such as singing as well as music theory, and they also served as community social events. The schools would last a few weeks then go to the next town or city. I imagine that once on their own, people would use their newly honed skills to write and perform songs about what they knew best. Among those topics would be home, the state where they lived. That's where the size of the state is important. Georgia is a pretty populous state, and when you have a lot of people from a place there will probably be more songs about it.

Look at population -- and specifically the population for the 10 most populous states (current figures): Texas, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, South Carolina, Alabama, Louisiana, and Kentucky. There are lots of songs about all of these states except Florida and Virginia.

Tradition and population. That's my best guess. As beautiful as they are, you sure don't find anyone singing about Vermont, Maine, the Dakotas, or Delaware, do you? Alternative ideas are always welcome.

© 2018 FlourishAnyway

Comments

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 28, 2020:

Dms - Thanks for that suggestion. I'm adding it.

Dms on August 26, 2020:

Georgia Rain- crucifix

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on June 05, 2020:

Sandy G. - Thanks for the suggestion which I have added.

Sandy g. on June 04, 2020:

Southland in the spring time. By indigo girls

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 10, 2020:

Tim - I appreciate these suggestions, which I have added, along with several others. Thanks!

Tim Holt on February 09, 2020:

2 more songs come to mind. Both about Augusta, GA. Dave Loggins - Augusta and Dirt Band (Also known as the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) - An American Dream.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 28, 2019:

Betty E. - Thank you for your comment. I was unaware of Allen Evans. It's too bad we didn't fully appreciate his talent and he had to take it elsewhere. Have a wonderful New Year.

Betty E, Macon, Georgia on December 27, 2019:

Thanks for the list. I hadn't heard of half of them....We've got a bunch of musicians from GA, and a lots from Macon...just something about the Ocmulgee River here....besides all the well known musicians, theres a famous black male opera singer from Macon. Allen Evans, chose to live in Germany all his life where his music was appreciated. He did return to Macon occasionally. He passed in 2018 at 77 and was buried in Germany.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 21, 2018:

Patricia - Thanks for sharing about your experiences in Georgia. Hope you are doing well!

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on May 21, 2018:

Georgia is a favorite state of mine. I lived there when I was first married before I traveled to Japan with my military husband for four years and then again much later lived in Dallas Georgia. Beautiful state ....friendly and caring people....yummilicious foods.

And the songs...just cannot pick one favorite ...not even a top three...enjoy so many of these. Angels once again on the way ps

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 19, 2018:

Chitrangada - I appreciate your reading and listening to a couple of songs. Thanks for your generous comment. Have a wonderful weekend.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on May 18, 2018:

Thanks for sharing the interesting article about Georgia, and introducing us with some great songs about it. I listened to few of your videos. How nice to honour one’s state with lovely songs!

Thanks for sharing another wonderful article!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 17, 2018:

Heidi - I was impressed too at all of the songs they have honoring their great state. Many more make mere mention of Georgia. Hope you are doing well in the windy city!

Heidi Thorne from Chicago Area on May 17, 2018:

Wow, that state's got it going on in the music department. And I thought there were a lot of Chicago songs (Illinois not so much). Sorry for the late check-in. Busy couple of weeks here in the north. :) Cheers!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 15, 2018:

Jo - I have Louisiana down already and several others in my sights, but some states are slim pickings when it comes to music! Maybe there's not much to sing about or they're just trying to keep the state's beauty to themselves? Don't know.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 15, 2018:

Devika - Considering that you're not from the States, that's darn good, you think? It's all relative.

Jo Miller from Tennessee on May 15, 2018:

Some great songs here, Flourish. Now you'll have to do the other 49, if you haven't already.

DDE on May 15, 2018:

i tried the quiz not much was familiar for me. 40% sounds terrible.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 12, 2018:

Dora - Glad several songs were familiar and you were able to take the quiz. Thanks for stopping by!

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on May 12, 2018:

I enjoyed this fun compilation. I know a few of the songs but didn't realize Georgia was the topic of so many. I even tried the quiz; won't say how I did.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 11, 2018:

Frances - Thank you for taking a look at the playlist. Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Frances Metcalfe on May 11, 2018:

Know very little about Georgia, Flourish, so really interesting to get to acquaint myself through your wonderful playlist.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 11, 2018:

Cynthia - What a small world! You have a great weekend, too, and a Happy Mother's Day!

Cynthia B Turner from Georgia on May 11, 2018:

I had to return for another comment after I saw that you lived in Horsepasture, VA. I know quite well where that is. My husband was from Martinsville, VA, so Horsepasture would come up in family or friends conversation every now and then. Funny! Have a fantastic weekend!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 11, 2018:

Cynthia - It's neat to know that you pass right through Snapfinger nearly every day! It may be more of a community than an organized town. I love location names. I've lived in some funny places, like the community of Horsepasture, Virginia, years ago. Your idea for the playlist is a great one. Never thought of that!

Cynthia B Turner from Georgia on May 10, 2018:

Wow! Who knew there was such a list of songs about Georgia. And Snapfinger is certainly an appropriate town to add to your list. I pass through Snapfinger nearly everyday. I never knew it was an actual town. But then I live in Stonecrest, GA. :)

I think you list would make a great playlist for a picnic or even a pool party. Fun! Have a great day. Cyndi

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 09, 2018:

Peg - Thank you for sharing you memories of your dad. How sad that your classmate was so poor. I lived there for several years as a child during the era that Jimmy Carter was elected President. Very memorable.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 09, 2018:

Natalie - Thanks for the kudos, Georgia gal! Have a great week!

Natalie Frank from Chicago, IL on May 09, 2018:

I never had any idea there were this many songs about Georgia and I'm from there! What an impressive list. Thanks for the article!

Peg Cole from Northeast of Dallas, Texas on May 09, 2018:

Love the Great State of Georgia where my dad was born and raised and these songs pay a wonderful tribute. I have fond memories of attending first grade in Valdosta at the same school where Dad attended, with the same teacher who taught him. I'll never forget my classmate who came to school barefoot because she had no shoes.

Visited Georgia many times growing up and returned this past December to visit a relative. Thanks for the memorable playlist.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 09, 2018:

Linda - Glad some of them struck a chord. Thank you for stopping by.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on May 08, 2018:

I'm familiar with some of the songs in your playlist and enjoy listening to them. Thanks for teaching me some new facts about Georgia. It sounds like an interesting state.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 08, 2018:

Rodric - I do get it! Thank you for adding this entertaining anecdote about your life. Have a wonderful week.

BBYCGN from Uninhabited Regions on May 08, 2018:

Thank you so much, Flourish, for your kind words :-) Yes, someone very special in the military.

Rodric Anthony from Surprise, Arizona on May 08, 2018:

I grew up in Georgia in a city called Nashville. It is the county seat for Berrien County. There is a city in Berrien county called Enigma, GA. The name is a mystery. Get it? A mystery...? I know. It is a real town, though.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 08, 2018:

Linda - Maybe that's a trip you'll have to schedule! It would be a culinary adventure!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 08, 2018:

Tamara - Sounds like you have someone special in the military stationed there in Georgia. We thank them for their service!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 08, 2018:

Larry - A very special place! Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week.

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on May 08, 2018:

I'm with Bill. After the top 4, I was clueless. I've never been to Georgia (but I've been close). I'm sure it is lovely; how can you lose with a place that has beautiful architecture, pecans, and peaches?

(And yes, I did take the poll).

BBYCGN from Uninhabited Regions on May 08, 2018:

I enjoy most of these songs about GA. Some of them are particularly sentimental to me.

Georgia holds a special place in my heart because it houses Fort Benning for the USA Army! I thank all Military Soldiers for their service, everywhere, whether it be the Army, Air Force, Marines, or Navy!

HOOAH!

Thank you for this energizing post!

Larry Rankin from Oklahoma on May 08, 2018:

Had no idea there were so many good Georgia songs until you pointed it out.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 08, 2018:

Frank - Thank you for the kind comment. I think Georgia is calling me for a vacation this summer.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 08, 2018:

Bill - Thank you. Glad to hear of your connection to Georgia. I hope your son enjoys where he lives. Hot as it may be, the people are kind.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 08, 2018:

Bill - But did you take the quiz? I'm betting not!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 08, 2018:

Mary - Savannah is one place that is on my bucket list. I'm jealous of your travels once again, Mary!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 08, 2018:

Nell - It's a beautiful state! I haven't visited in a few years. I have relatives who live there now. Maybe put it on your bucket list?

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 08, 2018:

Peggy - Atlanta is a wonderful place to visit except for the traffic -- oh, that traffic! As a child, I lived there and have fond memories of it. I can't imagine the stress that poor pilot has of being a commercial pilot stationed in Atlanta, but I guess he's hit it big time. Glad he's closer to family.

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on May 08, 2018:

The allman brothers... wow.. you're killing me...LOL I love these and I never knew there were so many songs about the Peach State... bravo flourish..

Bill De Giulio from Massachusetts on May 08, 2018:

Great list Flourish. I just drove through Georgia last Friday on my way from Florida to Massachusetts. Was humming "Midnight Train to Georgia" the whole way, one of my favorite Gladys Knight & The Pips tunes. We do love Georgia and visit often with our son and his family residing there. Great job as always.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on May 08, 2018:

That was too easy!!! I had the first four in seconds....after that it got a little difficult. :)

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on May 08, 2018:

Flourish, you do know your songs. We used to go through Georgia going to Florida. One day, we decided to stop in Savannah and we were really impressed. It was a beautiful city.

Nell Rose from England on May 08, 2018:

Ah Gladys Knight, brings back memories! Great list and songs. I had a friend who lived in Georgia for a while, she loved it!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on May 08, 2018:

When I first read your title the first song that popped into my head was "Georgia On My Mind" by Ray Charles. Many of the other songs are also familiar ones. Great selection of songs!

Atlanta is certainly an airline hub. One of our good neighbors has a son-in-law and his family living there now. Now when he is not piloting an airplane he will have more time to spend with his growing family instead of commuting in and out of Houston.