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Pickin' on Peachtree

A History of Country Music in Atlanta, Georgia

The early music industry in the other Music City

But for a few twists of fate, Atlanta could easily have grown to be the recording center that Nashville is today. Pickin' on Peachtree traces Atlanta's emergence in the 1920s as a major force in country recording and radio broadcasting, a position of dominance it enjoyed for some forty years.

From the Old Time Fiddlers' Conventions and barn dances through the rise of station WSB and other key radio outlets, Wayne W. Daniel thoroughly documents the consolidation of country music as big business in Atlanta. He also profiles a vast array of performers, radio personalities, and recording moguls who transformed the Peachtree city into the nerve center of early country music.


"This entertaining book reminds us that Nashville did not always monopolize the country music business. . . . No fan of country music should come away disappointed."--Bill Malone, Southern Quarterly

"Pickin' on Peachtree fills an important gap in the early history of country music and is a resource that every serious student of the genre will want to consult."--John W. Rumble, American Music


Wayne W. Daniel is a widely published writer on country music.

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