The 36th Annual Georgia Music Hall of Fame awards ceremony was held on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 in the Georgia Ballroom at the Georgia World Congress Center.
The evening began with a VIP Red Carpet and Governor’s Reception, a seated dinner, followed by the highly-anticipated Georgy™ Awards show. Co-emcees were Robin Meade and Monica Pearson. Multi Grammy® Award-winning Lady Antebellum received the Performer Award, multi-platinum Collective Soul’s Ed Roland scored the Songwriter Award, legendary blues songstress Francine Reed as given the Pioneer Award, southern rock chart toppers Wet Willie snagged the Group Award. Other inductees included multi-talented celebrity funny man Jeff Foxworthy, who received the Spoken Word Award and music industry game-changer Danny Beard was honored with a Non-performer Award. Posthumous inductees honored this year were: Sean Costello, Wally Fowler, Eddie Horst, Bobby Byrd and Frank Fenter.
The awards telecast was televised live on GPB (Georgia Public Broadcasting) and showcased Georgia’s broad-spectrum of talent all in one magical evening.