9th Annual Gretsch Presents Georgia On My Mind
The 9th Annual Gretsch Presents Georgia on My Mind benefit concert hosted by Brent Cobb and Amy Ray returns to Ryman Auditorium on Tuesday, May 10. Proceeds benefit the Georgia Music Foundation and its Georgia Music Grants, which fund music programs at schools, after-school programs and summer camps.
In 2020, longtime Georgia On My Mind hosts, the Peach Pickers (Dallas Davidson, Rhett Akins and Ben Hayslip), turned the mantle over to their fellow Georgians Brent and Amy, both of whom had guested at the concert in the past. Due to Covid, Brent and Amy hosted super fun Georgia On My Mind streamed events in 2020 and 2021.
This spring, though, Brent and Amy finally get to host in-person at the historic Ryman! They’ve assembled a special group of friends to join them including: Amy Grant, Alison Brown, Amythyst Kiah, Butch Walker, Charlie Starr, Elizabeth Cook, Katie Pruitt, Kevn Kinney, John Driskell Hopkins, Jontavious Willis, The Lone Bellow, O.N.E. The Duo and Patterson Hood plus Ben Chapman, Channing Wilson and Kristina Murray. A blue-chip group of musicians will anchor the house band including Josh Day, Brian Allen, Scott Patton, Jeff Fielder, Adrian Carter and more TBA.
Concert attendees can also experience the power of music education out on PNC Plaza at Ryman Auditorium before the show starts. Stringonometry, an accomplished and entertaining bluegrass band featuring four high school seniors from Thomasville, GA, will perform from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and show just why it’s so important to support music education programs.
The Georgia Music Foundation, a non-profit organization, has been able to award nearly $600,000 in Georgia Music Grants since the first “Georgia On My Mind” back in 2014. The Foundation thanks Fred and Dinah Gretsch and the Gretsch Company, and Gus Arrendale and Springer Mountain Farms for their generous and invaluable support this year.