Georgia Grown: Georgia’s Music Pioneers

  • Johnny Mercer

    Savannah native Johnny Mercer penned more than 1,500 songs during his career. Credit: Courtesy of the Special Collections & Archives, Georgia State University

Georgia artists topping the charts today frequently acknowledge the influence of the pioneers who paved the way before them. Click on the names below and get to know the singers, songwriters and entertainers who will forever be considered Georgia music legends.


Lisa Love

Lisa Love assists in the efforts to promote Georgia as a destination for music tourism and entertainment projects. In the past two decades, she has produced content, exhibits and events on behalf of Georgia Tourism, Georgia Music Foundation, Georgia Music magazine and the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.