By Eileen Tilson/ @tktalt_tn
The Golden Dome is going to feel a little more like a “Golden Concert” this Tuesday as Zac Brown Band’s Coy Bowles & John Hopkins, and Corey Smith participate in the very first Georgia Music Day this Tuesday, Jan. 24th at the Capitol, an initiative to encourage the legislators to help the Georgia music industry grow.
The musicians, which also include Rolling Stones’ Chuck Leavell, Mac Powell of Third Day, Johnny Colt, Kristian Bush of Sugarland, and members of Drivn N’ Cryin, will stand before the legislators as the Resolution proclaiming Jan. 24th forever as “Georgia Music Day.”
This year both the House of Representatives and the State Senate will recognize the impact of Georgia’s music industry on our great state. Georgia’s influential music industry is a key sector of the state’s emerging creative economy, and future growth is dependent upon fostering an understanding of the economic, cultural and educational benefits generated by the industry.
According to the Creative Industries in the South, the creative industries of Georgia represent 12,768 of the businesses and generate nearly $29 billion, approx. $3.7 billion coming from the music industry alone.
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