LYNYRD SKYNYRD TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE GEORGIA MUSIC HALL OF FAME
September 6, 2007
Legendary southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd will be inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame on Saturday Sept. 8. The ceremony will be held in the Thomas B. Murphy Ballroom of the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
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.
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 http://www.georgiamusic.org.
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-million mark in downloaded master ringtones, proving that Lynyrd Skynyrd is a major industry icon that appeals to all generations.