Lynyrd Skynyrd Honored
The 29th annual festivities will begin with the Governor's Reception hosted by Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, followed by dinner and the Georgy® Awards Show with celebrity presenters and a performance by Lynyrd Skynyrd. Other inductees include Usher, Mylon LeFevre, Freddy Cole and Babs Richardson.
Ranked as one of the best-selling bands of all time by the Recording Industry Association of America and recent Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees, Lynyrd Skynyrd is still going strong with almost 65 albums, 30 million albums sold to date, and over 80 performances annually.
To date, the Southern anthem "Sweet Home Alabama" has passed the 1,000,000 mark in downloaded master ringtones, proving that Lynyrd Skynyrd is a major industry icon that appeals to all generations.
The gala supports Friends of Georgia Music Festival's mission to nurture the music industry in the state and funds the organization's annual scholarship program. For more information, please visit www.georgiamusic.org.