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LOCAL LUMINARY JUKEBOX

COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS



SOUTHERN GOSPEL


Songs from NATIONAL ARTISTS can be found at the bottom of the page.



LOCAL/REGIONAL SPECIAL MUSIC EVENTS
And other events specifically submitted to Country Atlanta or The Light for posting

COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS

Atlanta, May 19-Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan at Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood at 7 p.m.

Atlanta, Jun. 3-Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw at the Georgia Dome

Duluth, Jun. 22-Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker, Thompson Square at The Arena at Gwinnett Center

Dallas, Jul. 13 & 14-Raccoon Creek Music Festival at Raccoon Creek Music Park

Atlanta, Aug. 24-Brantley Gilbert, Toby Keith at Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood at 7 p.m.


SOUTHERN GOSPEL

Acworth, May 19-The Crist Family, Channing Eleton at Chattahoochee Tech at 6:30 p.m. ($20 reserved, $17 general admission advance by May 15, $20 general admission after May 15, to order tickets send check & self-addressed stamped envelope to Robert York, 4030 Ebenezer Dr., Marietta, GA 30066)

Temple, May 19-Jeff Eberhart, The Oak Hill Band, The Wright Family, Howard Yarbrough at Oak Hill Church of God of Prophecy (1st Annual Big John Emert Send A Kid To Camp Concert) at 4 p.m.

Adairsville, Jun. 9-Renewed 6th Anniversary Gospel Singing at Adairsville High School Auditorium at 5:30 p.m.

Buford, Jun. 9 & 10-The Silvertones Choir at Buford First Baptist ("Get All Excited" Concert) at 6 p.m.

Bremen, Jun. 30-The Diplomats, Greater Vision at Mill Town Music Hall at 7 p.m.

Acworth, Sept. 29-Jerry & Jan Goff, The Triumphant Quartet at Chattahoochee Tech at 6:30 p.m. ($23 reserved, $18 general admission advance by Sept. 23, $20 general admission after Sept. 23, to order tickets send check & self-addressed stamped envelope to Robert York, 4030 Ebenezer Dr., Marietta, GA 30066)

This is a listing of special event concerts, and other events specifically submitted to Country Atlanta or The Light for posting. Concerts are subject to change and/or cancellation without notice, so confirming is always a good idea. E-mail special local events here.











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COUNTRY MUSIC DATEBOOK

MAY

1st-Sam McGee born in 1894, Sonny James born in 1929, Darius Rucker born in 1966, Tim McGraw born in 1967, Elvis Presley and Priscilla Beaulieu married in 1967, Cory Morrow born in 1972, Loretta Lynn chosen Artist of the Decade (1970's) by the ACM in 1979, Charley Pride joined the Opry in 1993, Jim Hager (The Hager Brothers) passed away in 2008.

2nd-Larry Gatlin born in 1948, Ty Herndon born in 1962, Millie Good (Girls Of The Golden West) passed away in 1993.

3rd-Dave Dudley born in 1928, Eric Church born in 1977, Patsy Montana passed away in 1996, Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree celebrated its 50th birthday in 1993.

4th-Al Dexter born in 1902, Stella Parton born in 1949, Robert Ellis Orrall born in 1955, Randy Travis born in 1959, flooding in Nashville damages the Grand Ole Opry House and Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center with several feet of water and forces Opry performances to move to other facilities for several months in 2010.

5th-Roni Stoneman born in 1941, Tammy Wynette born in 1942, Garth Brooks chosen Artist of the Decade (1990's) by the ACM in 1999.

6th-Cliff Carlisle born in 1904, The Carter Family recorded "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" in 1935, Naomi Judd married Larry Strickland in 1989.

7th-Riley Puckett born in 1885, Kyle Bailes born in 1915, Eddie Rabbitt passed away in 1998.

8th-Homer Bailes born in 1922, Benny Martin born in 1928, The Carter Family recorded "Keep On The Sunny Side" in 1935, Rick Nelson born in 1940, George D. Hay passed away in 1972, Eddy Arnold passed away in 2008.

9th-Hank Snow born in 1915, Jimmie Davis became governor of Louisiana in 1944, John Corbett born in 1962, Keith Whitley passed away of alcohol poisoning in 1989, Kenny Chesney and Renee Zellweger married in 2005.

10th-Carl T. Sprague born in 1895, Maybelle Carter born in 1909, "Wildwood Flower" recorded by the Carter Family in 1928, Jan and Harlan Howard married in 1957, Country Atlanta's Don Adkisson born in 1967, Carrie Underwood joined the Opry in 2008.

11th-Mark Herndon (Alabama) born in 1955, Lester Flatt passed away in 1979, Cyndi Thomson married musician Daniel Goodman in 2002.

12th-Joe Maphis born in 1921, Billy Swan born in 1942, Kix Brooks born in 1955, Opry Mills opened in 2000.

13th-Lari White born in 1965, Bob Wills passed away at age 70 in 1975.

14th-Rosanne Cash born in 1955, Jimmy Martin passed away in 2005, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert married in 2011.

15th-Eddy Arnold born in 1918, K.T. Oslin born in 1941, Ricky Skaggs joined the Opry in 1982, June Carter Cash passed away in 2003, Rascal Flatts, Jay DeMarcus wed Allison Alderson in 2004, songwriter Wayne Perry passed away in 2005.

16th-Rick Trevino born in 1971.

17th-Grant Turner born in 1912, Red Smiley born in 1925, Jimmie Rodgers recorded "Blue Yodel No. 12" in 1933.

18th-Rodney Dillard born in 1942, The Oak Ridge Boys' Joe Bonsall born in 1948, George Strait born in 1952.

19th-Martha Carson born in 1921, Shooter Jennings born in 1979.

20th-George Gobel born in 1919, Don Gibson joined the Opry in 1958.

21st-Trisha Yearwood and Robert Reynolds married at the Ryman Auditorium in 1994, Billy Walker passed away from a car accident in 2006.

22nd-Ralph Peer born in 1892, Dana Williams (Diamond Rio) born in 1961, Royce Kendall passed away in 1998.

23rd-Mac Wiseman born in 1925, Judy Rodman born in 1951, Shelly West born in 1958, Brian McComas born in 1972, Jewel born in 1974, Scotty McCreery becomes the winner of 'American Idol' season ten in 2011.

24th-Priscilla Presley born in 1945, Mike Reid born in 1947, Rosanne Cash born in 1955, Billy Gilman born in 1988.

25th-Pop Stoneman born in 1893, Tom T. Hall born in 1936, Jessi Colter born in 1945, songwriter songwriter Ben Peters passed away in 2005, Carrie Underwood became the first country artist to win the "American Idol" competition in 2005.

26th-Jimmie Rodgers passed away in 1933, Hank Williams, Jr. born in 1949, Oscar Florentino Tellez (Texas Tornadoes) passed away in 2002, Doug Dugger passed away in 2005.

27th-Kenny Price born in 1931, Don Williams born in 1939, Opryland opened in 1972.

28th-Gary Stewart born in 1944, Jerry Douglas born in 1956, Phil Vassar born in 1962.

29th-Carl Story born in 1916, Mother Maybelle and the Carter Sisters joined the Opry in 1950, Hank and Audrey Williams divorced in 1952.

30th-Johnny Gimble born in 1926, Mike Snider born in 1955, Wynonna Judd born in 1964, Dolly Parton and Carl Dean married in 1966.

31st-Johnny Paycheck born in 1941, Randy Travis married Lib Hatcher in 1991, Wild Bills opened in Duluth in 2003.


LINKS

ATLANTA/METRO LIVE MUSIC

Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Bowman House Concert Series
Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
The Crimson Moon Cafe
Eddie's Attic
Electric Cowboy
Everett Brothers Music Barn
Falany Performing Arts Center
The Fox Theatre
Front Page News
Gwinnett Arena
Hollonville Opry
The Lowell Opry House
Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre
The Melting Point
Mill Town Music Hall
Newborn Opry
Pickin' In The Park (Ellijay, Summerville)
The Red Light Cafe
Sawnee Mountain Music
The Swallow At The Hollow
Variety Playhouse
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Wild Bill's

ATLANTA/METRO COUNTRY RADIO

Atlanta Blue Sky Country (Internet Stream)
Dixie Streams Radio (Internet Streams)
WBTR B92.1 (Carrollton)
WCJM 100.9 The Bull (West Point)
WCON (Cornelia, Internet Stream)
WEKS 92.5 The Bear (Senoia, Internet Stream)
WFDR Mountain 94.5 (Manchester)
WGAA (Cedartown, Internet Stream)
WHIE (Griffin)
WIPK Kickin 94.5 (Calhoun, Internet Stream)
WJTH (Calhoun)
WKHX Kicks 101.5 (Atlanta, Internet Stream)
WKNG (Tallapoosa, Internet Stream)
WLJA (Jasper)
WMOQ (Monroe, Internet Stream)
WNGC (Athens, Internet Stream)
WPPL Mountain Country 103.9/94.3 (Blue Ridge)
WRFG [Variety] (Atlanta, Internet Stream)
WTSH South 107 (Rome, Internet Stream)
WUBL 94.9 The Bull (Atlanta, Internet Stream)
WYYZ (Jasper)
WZOT Hometown 1220 (Rockmart, Internet Stream)
WZQZ (Summerville, Internet Stream)
WZTR Thunder 104.3 (Dahlonega, Internet Stream)

ATLANTA/METRO VARIOUS

Atlanta Country Music Hall Of Fame
Atlanta Mandolins
Georgia Music Industry Association
North Georgia Bluegrass Chronicles
Rhubarb Jones
SEBA (Southeastern Bluegrass Association)
Southern Tracks
Southland Gospel Music Association

OTHER VARIOUS

Absolutely Gospel
Academy of Country Music
All About Country
American Country Countdown (WFDR, WKHX)
Bob Kingsley's Country Top 40 (WNGC, WUBL)
Bluegrass Unlimited
CMT (Country Music Television)
Country Music Association
Country Music Hall of Fame
Country Standard Time
Country Weekly
Cybergrass
Dollywood
Great American Country (GAC)
Georgia Music Hall of Fame
Moby In The Morning Radio Show (WFDR, WNGC, WTSH)
The Grand Ole Opry
International Fan Club Organization
The Singing News Gospel Magazine
United Gospel



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SPECIAL JUNE TOP FIVE 25TH ANNIVERSARY POLL

LOCAL LUMINARY ARTISTS POLLS ARE BELOW THIS POLL. This is a special song poll...we're doing this in honor of our upcoming 25th anniversary. For one month, we are bringing back the song voting as a tribute to our former song charts, discontinued in 2006. This is being done to compare a June 2012 Top Five with the June 1987 Top Five. Ten current songs which are trending high on local radio from national artists-only have been put into the poll below. You can vote for as many songs as you would like. Results will be hidden. The Top Five will be revealed in June, along with a look back at the Top Five of June, 1987. Poll closes out at the same time Local Luminary Artists second round voting does, on May 31 at 10 p.m.

Vote For Your Favorite Country Songs
(One-Time Tribute Poll for June 2012, 25th Anniversary)
Banjo-Rascal Flatts
Dancin' Away With My Heart-Lady Antebellum
Feel Like A Rock Star-Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw
Fly Over States-Jason Aldean
Good Girl-Carrie Underwood
No Hurry-The Zac Brown Band
Over You-Miranda Lambert
Something' 'Bout A Truck-Kip Moore
Springsteen-Eric Church
You Don't Know Her Like I Do-Brantley Gilbert



2012 LOCAL LUMINARY ARTISTS POLLS

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COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS POLL | GOSPEL POLL | POLLS INFO

Vote For Your Favorite Local Country/Bluegrass Artists
(Second Round)
Alex Hall
Ashlie Rae
Brenton Bobo
Chase Bean
Colt Chambers
Cowtown String Band
Donny Hammonds
Drew Parker
Dustin Bragg
Jordan Grassi
Katelyn Pope
Katie Belle Akin
Kris Youmans Band
Kyle Grubb
Laney Ann Thompson
Line Creek
Little Country Giants
Mosier Brothers
Nich Wright Band
Nick Stuard
Raven Bro
Reckless Dawn
ReNay Lee
Richard Griffith Band
Robby Parker


Vote For Your Favorite Local Southern Gospel Artists
(Second Round)

[co-presented by ]
Alisa Asbury
Andy Ledell
Bobby Allen
Bridgemans
Changed4
Christian Heritage
Clarke Kesler
David Gresham
Divine 3
Drew Parker
Frankie Wilson
Glory Road Gospel Singers
Going One Way
Guiding Light
Holy Reign
Lambdins
Linda Foster
Linda George
Lisa Herald
Maxwells
Melanie And Dale
Mitchells
Saved By Grace
Stephens Sisters
Touched By Grace


This is the fifth year that we're using a 'playoff' type of format where artists will advance to a next round of polling if they get the highest number of votes. The Top 25 from the first round will be listed in the second month poll, followed by the Top 15 from that round in the third poll, and finally the Top 10 from the previous round in the fourth. In August the Top Five winners from the final round in each category will be featured by Country Atlanta. First Place winners will also have the option of a certificate. Second round polling ends Thursday, May 31 at 10 p.m.

Please note: artists should be country and/or bluegrass, or southern gospel, independent or unsigned and must be based in one of the 47 eligible counties: Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Butts, Carroll, Chattooga, Cherokee, Clarke, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dawson, Dekalb, Douglas, Fannin, Fayette, Floyd, Forsyth, Fulton, Gilmer, Gordon, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Haralson, Heard, Henry, Jackson, Jasper, Lamar, Lumpkin, Meriwether, Morgan, Murray, Newton, Oconee, Paulding, Pickens, Pike, Polk, Rockdale, Spalding, Troup, Union, Walton, White and Whitfield.


POLLS INFO:

1. You can vote only ONCE per round.

2. All polls are located at countryatlanta.com, and Gospel is also located at thelightatlanta.com.

3. Each poll has a different direct link to it so promoting it directly is NOT a good idea, the best place to go is this page.

4. . If you're told that you have already voted, odds are that someone else has used that computer to vote already, and that's something wecan't help you with. The polls recognize computers, and if you haven't voted there, it may be mistakenly recognizing the i.s.p. itself. Again, we're sorry, but we can't help those problems. It's best to find another computer to vote from.

5. ARTISTS: If you're promoting yourselves on the polls, you need to relay all of this information, ESPECIALLY that fans can only voteonce per round.


COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS WINNERS:
1993-1996: Drive Time
1997-1998: The Buckboard Bandits
1999: The Regulators
2000-2004: Bill Gentry & The 35 Cent Rodeo
2005-2006: Freedom Reign
2007: No winner determined
2008: The Carla Tatum Band
2009: Krysta Nick
2010-2011: Jordan Rager

SOUTHERN GOSPEL: (2008 was the first poll)
2008: The Redeeming River Band
2009: Enlisted
2010: Alisa Asbury
2011: The Maxwells












NATIONALS JUKEBOX
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Country Atlanta targets 47 North Georgia counties: Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Butts, Carroll, Chattooga, Cherokee, Clarke, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dawson, Dekalb, Douglas, Fannin, Fayette, Floyd, Forsyth, Fulton, Gilmer, Gordon, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Haralson, Heard, Henry, Jackson, Jasper, Lamar, Lumpkin, Meriwether, Morgan, Murray, Newton, Oconee, Paulding, Pickens, Pike, Polk, Rockdale, Spalding, Troup, Union, Walton, White and Whitfield.

Targeted cities, towns and communities include Acworth, Adairsville, Alpharetta, Alto, Alvaton, Aragon, Armuchee, Athens, Atlanta, Auburn, Austell, Avondale Estates, Baldwin, Ball Ground, Barnesville, Belvedere Park, Berkely Lake, Bethlehem, Big Canoe, Blacksville, Blackwells, Blairsville, Blue Ridge, Bogart, Bolingbroke, Bonanza, Bostwick, Bowdon, Bowdon Junction, Braselton, Bremen, Brooks, Brookton, Buchanan, Buford, Calhoun, Campton, Candler-McAfee, Canton, Carrollton, Carl, Cartersville, Cassville, Cave Spring, Cedartown, Centerville, Chamblee, Chatsworth, Chattahoochee Hills, Cherrylog, Chesnut Mountain, Church Street, Cisco, Clarkdale, Clarkesville, Clarkston, Clermont, Cleveland, Cohutta, College Park, Commerce, Concord, Conley, Constitution, Conyers, Coosa, Corinth, Cornelia, Covington, Crandall, Dacula, Dahlonega, Dallas, Dalton, Dawsonville, Decatur, Demorest, Doraville, Douglasville, Druid Hills, Duluth, Dunwoody, East Ellijay, East Griffin, East Newnan, East Point, Edison, Elizabeth, Ellenwood, Ellijay, Emerson, Epworth, Esom Hill, Eton, Euharlee, Experiment, Fair Oaks, Fairburn, Fairmount, Fayetteville, Felton, Flovilla, Flowery Branch, Forest Park, Fort McPherson, Fife, Franklin, Furniture City, Gaines School, Gainesville, Gainesville Mills, Gay, Gillsville, Glen Haven, Glenn, Good Hope, Grantville, Grayson, Greenville, Gresham Park, Griffin, Habersham, Hampton, Hapeville, Haralson, Harris City, Helen, High Shoals, Hillsboro, Hiram, Hogansville, Holly Springs, Homer, Hoschton, Industrial City, Inman, Irondale, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jenkinsburg, Jersey, Johns Creek, Jonesboro, Kennesaw, Kingston, LaGrange, Lake City, Lakeview, Lakeview Estates, LaVista, Lawrenceville, Lebanon, Lilburn, Lindale, Lithia Springs, Locust Grove, Loganville, Lovejoy, Ludville, Lula, Luthersville, Mableton, Madison, Manchester, Marble Hill, Marietta, Maysville, McIntyre, McCaysville, McDonough, Meansville, Milner, Milstead, Milton, Mineral Bluff, Molena, Monroe, Moreland, Morganton, Morrow, Mount Airy, Mount Berry, Mount Harmony, Mount Zion, Mountain View, Mountville, Murrayville, Nelson, Newborn, Newnan, Nicholson, Norcross, North Atlanta, North Decatur, North Druid Hills, Oak Grove, Oakman, Oakwood, Orchard Hill, Oxford, Palmetto, Panthersville, Peachtree City, Pendergrass, Pine Lake, Plainville, Porterdale, Powder Springs, Ranger, Raoul, Red Oak, Redan, Rehoboth, Resaca, Rex, Riverdale, Riverside, Rockmart, Rome, Roopville, Roswell, Rutledge, Rydal, Sandy Springs, Sargent, Sautee-Nacoochee, Scottsdale, Senoia, Shannon, Sharpsburg, Sherwood Forest, Silver Creek, Smyrna, Snellville, Social Circle, Socktown, Statham, Stilesboro, Stockbridge, Stone Mountain, Suches, Sugar Hill, Sugar Valley, Summerville, Sunny Side, Suwanee, Talking Rock, Tallapoosa, Talmo, Tate, Taylorsville, Temple, Tennga, Trion, Tucker, Tunnel Hill, Turin, Turnerville, Tyrone, Union City, Varnell, Villa Rica, Vinings, Waco, Waleska, Warm Springs, West Oak, West Point, Westside, White, Whitesburg, Williamson, Winder, Winston, Winterville, Woodbury, Woodstock and Zebulon.



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