APRIL 24TH: ON THIS DAY

April 24th: On This Day

On this day in 1979, Ray Charles‘ rendition of “Georgia On My Mind” was proclaimed the state song of Georgia.

The music to the song was written in 1930 by Hoagy Carmichael who also recorded a version of the song in New York in the same year. Ray Charles, a native of Georgia, recorded it in 1960 on the album The Genius Hits the Road.

The song reached g the number one spot for one week on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

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