Gov. Nathan Deal: Inaugural Gala To Showcase Georgia Artists


Gov. Nathan Deal: Inaugural Gala To Showcase Georgia Artists

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Gov. Nathan Deal: Inaugural Gala To Showcase Georgia Artists

Gov. Nathan Deal’s inaugural team today announced details for the Inaugural Gala, including performances by a slate of Georgia musicians. The gala will be held on Jan. 15 at the Arena at Gwinnett Center.

“Georgia is blessed with a deep pool of talented musicians, and some of the most famous artists in the world call Georgia home,” Deal said. “These talented singers and songwriters span several genres, and I look forward to enjoying their performances.”

The Georgia musical acts include

Alan Jackson

The Newnan-native and Grammy Award-winning artist, Alan Jackson, will headline the Inaugural Gala. Jackson has sold nearly 60 million albums worldwide, topped the country singles charts 35 times, and scored more than 50 Top-10 hits. He has written or co-written 24 of his 35 #1 hit singles. Jackson is an 18-time ACM Award winner, a 16-time CMA Award recipient, a two-time Grammy-winning artist and a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry. Jackson’s songwriting has earned him the prestigious ASCAP Founders Award and an induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame as a 2011 Songwriter/Artist inductee. Jackson received the first-ever ASCAP Heritage Award in 2014 having earned the title of most performed country music songwriter-artist of ASCAP’s first 100 years. Jackson is a true testament to the state of Georgia.

The Brody Johnson Band

The Brody Johnson Band, based out of the North Georgia/Chattanooga area is comprised of seven native Georgians and driven by vocalists and guitarists Scott Smith and Todd Smith, a former congressional aide for Deal. Their single “Sweet Life” is now available on their debut CD,Repercussions & Redemption.

Banks and Shane

Banks and Shane are the life of the party wherever they go. For years, world-renowned Banks and Shane have performed for capacity crowds, playing with and opening for some of the biggest acts in history. Banks Burgess is the father of the late Deal campaign field director, Mack Burgess, and an honorary inaugural co-chair.



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