THE “JAMESON PEACH JAM” SWEET SUCCESS FOR GEORGIA TUNESMITHS AT THE GEORGE JONES IN NASHVILLE
The “Jameson Peach Jam” is the Official Kick-Off for the
“Fourth Annual Jameson Irish Whiskey Presents Georgia On My Mind” Benefit Concert Hosted by the Peach Pickers on May 16 at the Historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville
NASHVILLE – The Georgia Music Foundation and Jameson® Irish Whiskey hosted the first “Jameson Peach Jam” Tuesday night at The George Jones. The event was the official kick-off for the “Fourth Annual Jameson Irish Whiskey Presents Georgia On My Mind” benefit concert hosted by the Peach Pickers on May 16 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.
The “Jameson Peach Jam” was a celebration of Georgia’s hitmakers and featured the songwriting talents of Pat Alger, Tony Arata, Trea Landon, Jon Langston, Cole Taylor, and surprise guest, Peach Picker and chair of the Georgia Music Foundation Dallas Davidson.
“It was a great night of music from some of the most significant and up-and-coming Georgia songwriters in Country Music,” Davidson said. “And it was a great way to gear up for ‘Georgia On My Mind,’ which is bound to be another memorable event celebrating our Georgia roots and Nashville connections.”
Tickets for the “Fourth Annual Jameson Irish Whiskey Presents Georgia On My Mind” benefit concert May 16 at the Ryman Auditorium are $52.50 and $42.50 and are available via Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com, ryman.com, or by calling (800) 745-3000. Proceeds benefit the Georgia Music Foundation.
The first round of artists will be announced soon, but tickets often sell out early as fans have come to expect last-minute announcements and surprise guests. Over the past three years, friends joining the Peach Pickers have included Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Big Boi of Outkast, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell, Randy Houser, Lee Brice, Craig Campbell, Laura Alaina, Brent Cobb, and many more.
Photos top to bottom: (Pictured L to R) Georgia star power was shining Tuesday with Pat Alger, Tony Arata, and Dallas Davidson sharing their numerous hits with fans at The George Jones in Nashville during the “Jameson Peach Jam.”
(Pictured L to R) Georgia songwriters Trea Landon, Cole Taylor, and Jon Langston trade stories and songs at The George Jones Tuesday night during the “Jameson Peach Jam.”
(Pictured L to R) Backstage before the “Jameson Peach Jam” with executives of Jameson Irish Whiskey were Cole Taylor, Gary Feeney (Jameson Brand Ambassador), Pat Alger, Tony Arata, Dallas Davidson, Alex Rodriguez (Marketing Manager Pernod Ricard), Scotty Mattos (Nashville Manager Legacy Marketing), Jon Langston, and Trea Landon.
(Pictured L to R) President of KP Entertainment Kerri Edwards and Jon Langstonbackstage at The George Jones with the Executive Director of the Georgia Music Foundation Lisa Love at the “Jameson Peach Jam.”
(Pictured L to R) Tony Arata, Lisa Love, Dallas Davidson, and Pat Alger backstage during the “Jameson Peach Jam.” Alger and Arata have made their marks on Nashville since arriving from Georgia three decades ago. Among Alger’s many chart-toppers are Garth Brooks’ “Unanswered Prayers” and “The Thunder Rolls,” while Arata penned Brooks’ smash hit “The Dance” and “Here I Am” for Patty Loveless.