Georgia Playlist What's the quintessential Georgia song? Who is the ultimate Georgia musician? What defines Georgia music? Georgia Playlist is an occasional series that airs on the public radio show "On Second Thought." We ask Georgia musicians to pick two songs that best represent the Peach State. The nominations have to be written by or performed by someone with strong Georgia roots. And, the tunes can't be one of the nominating musician's own songs. The result is an essential playlist of Georgia's finest music. Enjoy! Have a nomination? Call us at (404) 500-9457 or email onsecondthought@gpb.org .
Georgia Playlist

Georgia Playlist

From Georgia Public Broadcasting

What's the quintessential Georgia song? Who is the ultimate Georgia musician? What defines Georgia music? Georgia Playlist is an occasional series that airs on the public radio show "On Second Thought." We ask Georgia musicians to pick two songs that best represent the Peach State. The nominations have to be written by or performed by someone with strong Georgia roots. And, the tunes can't be one of the nominating musician's own songs. The result is an essential playlist of Georgia's finest music. Enjoy! Have a nomination? Call us at (404) 500-9457 or email onsecondthought@gpb.org .

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Georgia Playlist: Glenn Jones

Glenn Jones got his start in the music industry at a young age, signing to gospel label Savoy Records at just 17 years old. Later, his single "Here I Go Again" reached the top of the R&B charts in 1991. Now, Jones is based in Atlanta and releasing new music under his independent label, Talent Room Entertainment. On Second Thought invited Glenn Jones into the studio to share his additions to the Georgia Playlist.

Georgia Playlist: Deerhunter/Moon Diagrams

Earlier this year, Rolling Stone called Deerhunter, "one of the great guitar bands of the 21st century." But that's not the only music to come from the Georgia band. Moses Archuleta is co-founder and drummer for Deerhunter. He also has a solo side project called Moon Diagrams, which released a new album, titled Trappy Bats , in August. We invited Archuleta to add two songs to the Georgia Playlist. That's our collection of songs written or performed by a Georgian. His picks? Athens band Pylon,

Georgia Playlist: Shantih Shantih

Shantih Shantih is a four-piece band founded in Atlanta. The band combines rock 'n' roll with harmonies over twanging guitars — heard in their new single, Radio Dream. On Second Thought invited Anna Barattin and Julia Furgiuele from the band to add some tracks to our Georgia Playlist .

Georgia Playlist: Jontavious Willis

Jontavious Willis got his start singing gospel in his hometown of Greenville, Georgia, but something clicked inside him when he heard the blues. His second album, Spectacular Class, came out earlier this year. Critics and blues artists hailed it and declared him a wunderkind and genius who proves the blues is very much alive.

Georgia Playlist: Mac Powell

Mac Powell is an Atlanta-based multi-platinum Grammy-winning artist. His band, Mac Powell and the Family Reunion , recently released their new single, Back Again. Mac and the Family Reunion are now on tour, performing songs from the debut album, Back Again . Before his Atlanta performance, Powell added two songs to our Georgia Playlist.

Georgia Playlist: Avery Gipson

Now we add some more songs to our essential Georgia playlist from Avery Gipson . We ask artists to pick two songs written or performed by another Georgian that best represent the state. At 18 years old, Avery Gipson is already an award-winning singer-songwriter. Her first single , "Look What You've Done," came out earlier this year.

Georgia Playlist: Yacht Rock Revue

What started as a tribute to the greats, has taken on a life all of its own. Yacht Rock Revue harnesses the nostalgic soft rock vibes of the '70s and '80s, taking the term "tribute band" to a whole new level. Whether on the road, or at their own venue Venkman's in Atlanta, Yacht Rock Revue take their audiences on a voyage to sounds of the past. Singer Nick Niespodziani joined On Second Thought to add a couple of songs to the Georgia Playlist , our tribute to songs written and performed by

Georgia Playlist: Amy Ray

Now we add some more songs to our essential Georgia playlist from Amy Ray. We ask artists to pick two songs written or performed by another Georgian that best represent the state. Amy Ray is part of the seminal folk group Indigo Girls. The Indigo Girls will return to Atlanta Symphony Hall for a two night performance on Sept. 12 and 13.

Georgia Playlist: Rose Hotel

Rose Hotel is not a hotel at all. It's a band. But that doesn't mean that their tunes won't make you dream, with their lo-fi, bedroom indie-pop sound. It's the music project of Atlanta-based singer-songwriter Jordan Reynolds. Rose Hotel's debut LP, called I Will Only Come When It's A Yes , is out today. There is an album release concert Friday at 529 in East Atlanta Village. First, Reynolds joined On Second Thought to add to our Georgia Playlist of songs written or performed by a Georgian. She

Georgia Playlist: The Coathangers

With a curled lip and a graveled voice, Atlanta-based band The Coathangers will tell you what they think. Their gritty garage music incorporates influences that range from early punk to the golden oldies of rock 'n' roll. And yet, their lyrics are undeniably modern. The trio's new album, The Devil You Know , features songs that address current social issues like drug addiction and gun control. We asked two members of The Coathangers, Meredith Franco and Julia Kugel, to add to our Georgia

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