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It has often been associated with Ray Charlesa native of the U. Inthe State of Georgia designated it the official state song. It has been asserted that Hoagy Carmichael wrote the song about his sister, Georgia. He jokingly volunteered the first two words, "Georgia, Georgia This was part of Beiderbecke's last recording session.
Frankie Trumbauer  had the first hit recording in when it reached the top ten Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles - A Man And His Soul (Volume 2) the charts. Ray Charles, a native of Georgia, recorded a version that went to No. On March 7,in a symbol of reconciliation in the aftermath of years of activism and national legislation resulting from the Civil Rights Movementhe performed the song before the Georgia General Assembly.
After this performance, the Assembly adopted it as the state song on April It was also sampled in Georgia by Field Mob and Ludacris. The song was a standard at performances by Ronnie Hawkins and The Hawks  where it was sung by pianist Richard Manuel after When The Hawks broke up and formed The Bandthey kept the song in their repertoire.
They recorded a studio version of the song for Jimmy Carter 's presidential bid Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles - A Man And His Soul (Volume 2) It was released as a single that year as well as on their album Islands. Willie Nelson recorded the song  on Stardusthis album of standards. It was released as single, peaked at No. The original lyrics, including the commonly excised introductory verse, are in the Georgia Code under license.
It is either played as a warm-up in the lots of competitions, or in the stadium for encore performances. The corps first played the tune for their field show in An instrumental version of the song served as the theme to the CBS sitcom Designing Womenwhich ran from to From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Georgia On My Mind.
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