In the introduction to Tombstone Tourist, author Scott Stanton notes that he was inspired to write the 2003 book — a guide to the gravesites of famous musicians — after a visit to Rose Hill Cemetery in Macon where Duane Allman and Berry Oakley are buried. While there have long been cemetery enthusiasts who enjoy taking photographs, making gravestone rubbings or just sitting in quiet contemplation, for many music fans, the opportunity to visit the gravesite of a favorite artist is an emotional gesture of respect and tribute.
Below, use the itinerary to discover those final resting places from the mountains to the coast for Georgia's famous musicians, and listen to music by blues artists in the "Resting in Georgia" playlist.
Pay your respects to your favorite Georgia musicians at their final resting places around the state.
Credit: Mary Ann Bates