“Jameson Peach Jam,” a celebration of Georgia’s hitmakers, debuts at The George Jones Rooftop Bar in Nashville on Tuesday, March 21. Songwriters Pat Alger, Tony Arata, Trea Landon, Jon Langston and Cole Taylor take the stage with specials guests expected to join in. Tickets, available here, are $10 while they last and proceeds benefit the Georgia Music Foundation.
The “Jameson Peach Jam” is the official kick-off for the “Fourth Annual Jameson Irish Whiskey Presents Georgia On My Mind” benefit concert hosted by the Peach Pickers and friends at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on May 16, 2017. “Adding a second night of Georgia-bred music in Nashville was a direct result of the popularity and success of ‘Georgia On My Mind,’” said Dallas Davidson, a member of the Peach Pickers and chair of the Georgia Music Foundation. “There’s so much homegrown talent in Georgia that our Ryman show could go all night, but instead we are partnering with our friends at Jameson to create a second event spotlighting Peach State songwriters and one of Jameson’s emerging artists.”
Pat Alger and Tony Arata have certainly made their marks on Nashville since arriving from Georgia three decades ago. Among Alger’s many chart-toppers are Garth Brooks’ “Unanswered Prayers” and “The Thunder Rolls,” while Arata penned Brooks’ smash hit “The Dance,” “Here I Am” for Patty Loveless and many more. Joining the two Nashville Songwriters Hall of Famers are Georgia natives Jon Langston, whose songs like “Forever Girl” and “She’s So Georgia” have helped spark his wildfire fan base; Trea Landon, who was one of the first artists signed to Dallas Davidson’s Play It Again Publishing; and Cole Taylor, who had two No. 1 hits last year with Luke Bryan’s “Home Alone Tonight” and Florida Georgia Line’s “Sippin’ on Fire.”
About the “Fourth Annual Jameson Irish Whiskey Presents Georgia On My Mind”:
The Peach Pickers – Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson, and Ben Hayslip – will once again assemble a star-studded group of friends to celebrate the music of their home state during the “Fourth Annual Jameson Irish Whiskey Presents Georgia On My Mind” benefit concert May 16 at the Ryman Auditorium. Tickets are $52.50 and $42.50 and are available via Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com, ryman.com, or by calling (800) 745-3000. The first round of artists will be announced soon, but tickets often sell out early as fans have come to expect last-minute announcements and surprise guests. Over the past three years, friends joining the Peach Pickers have included Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Big Boi of Outkast, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell, Randy Houser, Lee Brice, Craig Campbell, Laura Alaina, Brent Cobb, and many more.
About Jameson® Irish Whiskey:
Jameson Irish Whiskey is a smooth and perfectly balanced triple distilled Irish Whiskey rooted in Irish heritage dating back to 1780 when legendary John Jameson released his first cask. The brand’s success comes down to the skilled distillers that ensure Jameson’s unique taste and the communities who have supported its handcrafted quality for hundreds of years. Reliably timeless and simple, Jameson is best enjoyed during great times with great friends. It has all the quality credentials to allow it be consumed straight, but is versatile and is equally great when mixed. Follow Jameson Irish Whiskey @JamesonWhiskeyUS on Facebook and @Jameson_US on Instagram and Twitter. Please enjoy Jameson responsibly.
About the Georgia Music Foundation:
Proceeds from the “Jameson Peach Jam” and “Georgia On My Mind” benefit the Georgia Music Foundation, which supports programs of music preservation, education, and outreach. With proceeds from the first three years of “Georgia On My Mind,” the Foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $150,000 to music programs at Georgia schools and non-profits.