'Georgia on My Mind' written for a peach
Twenty-nine years ago, Ray Charles performed "Georgia On My Mind" at the Georgia General Assembly after Georgia declared it the official state song.
Random fact: The songwriter, Stuart Gorell, wrote it to musician Hoagy Carmichaelâ€™s sister, who coincidentally happened to be named Georgia.
Years later, Atlanta rapper Ludacris used a sample of Ray Charles' version of the song in the hook for his own song, "Georgia."
Since you can trace both anthems back to Carmichael's sister, does that mean she was the ultimate Georgia peach?
Thank Secretary of State Karen C. Handel for the historical tidbit.