36th Annual GA Music Hall of Fame Awards

On Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, a distinguished group of individuals was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. The annual awards ceremony honored Lady Antebellum (Performer); Danny Beard (Non-Performer); Wet Willie (Group); Francine Reed (Pioneer); Collective Soul’s Ed Roland (Songwriter); and Jeff Foxworthy (Spoken Word). Posthumous inductees recognized during the ceremony included Bobby Byrd, Sean Costello, Frank Fenter, Wally Fowler and Eddie Horst. While the Georgia Music Hall of Fame museum in Macon closed in 2011, the Awards show commemorated its 36th year in 2014.

Danny Beard, Atlanta's beloved founder of DB Records, grins on the red carpet with Kate Pierson of the B-52s, whose first single, "Rock Lobster" was on the new inductee's label. Photo by Jordan Crews

Danny Beard, Atlanta’s beloved founder of DB Records, grins on the red carpet with Kate Pierson of the B-52s, whose first single, “Rock Lobster” was on the new inductee’s label. Photo by Jordan Crews

Lady Antebellum (L-R Charles Kelley, Hilary Scott and Dave Haywood) sing as the latest Georgia Music Hall of Fame inductees in the Performance category. Photo by Chris McKay/Getty Images

Lady Antebellum (L-R Charles Kelley, Hilary Scott and Dave Haywood) sing as the latest Georgia Music Hall of Fame inductees in the Performance category. Photo by Chris McKay/Getty Images

Wet Willie (L-R Ric Seymour, Rick Hirsch, Donna Hall Foster and Jimmy Hall), the Alabama group whose soulful rock career was launched in Macon at Capricorn Records, perform as newly inducted Hall of Fame members. Photo by Chris McKay/Getty Images

Wet Willie (L-R Ric Seymour, Rick Hirsch, Donna Hall Foster and Jimmy Hall), the Alabama group whose soulful rock career was launched in Macon at Capricorn Records, perform as newly inducted Hall of Fame members. Photo by Chris McKay/Getty Images

Ed Roland, already an inductee with his group Collective Soul, enjoys a second time around in the Songwriter category. Photo by Chris McKay/Getty Images

Ed Roland, already an inductee with his group Collective Soul, enjoys a second time around in the Songwriter category. Photo by Chris McKay/Getty Images

Francine Reed, the blues, R&B and gospel vocalist who has toured and recorded with Lyle Lovett for almost 30 years, wows the audience with her powerhouse performance. Photo by Chris McKay/Getty Images

Francine Reed, the blues, R&B and gospel vocalist who has toured and recorded with Lyle Lovett for almost 30 years, wows the audience with her powerhouse performance. Photo by Chris McKay/Getty Images

Jeff Foxworthy has the distinction as the first ever Georgia Music Hall of Fame inductee in the Spoken Word category. Photo by Jordan Crews

Jeff Foxworthy has the distinction as the first ever Georgia Music Hall of Fame inductee in the Spoken Word category. Photo by Jordan Crews

 

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