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Local Atlanta Music Scene
Atlanta has been the home of many r&b artists. Atlantic Records was launched by Ahmet Ertegun in the 1940s in Atlanta and introduced America to many legendary r&b artists including Ray Charles. James Brown rose in the sixites on King Records. Arista and one of its subsidiary labels, La Face, founded by Babyface and L.A. Reid, have helped put Atlanta in the national spotlight. Some of the successful La Face acts include Usher, Outkast, Toni Braxton, TLC, Monica and Ciara. The history of the Atlanta music scene has included The Black Crowes, .38 Special, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Sevendust and Collective Soul.
Atlanta's list of superstars is nearly too long to mention, but here are a lot of them: Arrested Development, Lil Jon, Ludacris, T.I., B.o.B., Young Jeezy, Akon, Yung Joc, Young Dro, Mase, Kris Kross, 112, Indie.Arie, Bobby Brown, Peabo Bryson, Ron Winans, Gladys Knight, Curtis Mayfield, Isaac Hayes, William Bell, Shawn Mullins, A Tribe Called Quest, Chuck D, Ying Yang Twins, Classics IV, Joe South and John Mayer.
Country music has a lot of roots in Atlanta with artists such as Mac Davis, Jerry Reed, Ronnie Milsap, Patti Loveless, Ray Stevens, Alan Jackson, Trisha Yearwood, Confederate Railroad and Travis Tritt. Country/blues artist Corey Smith established his act in Athens before building a huge fan base from giving away his music free online. He went on to generate millions of dollars from touring without initial radio airplay.
Atlanta's metro population exceeded 5 million in the 2010 Census, making it the 9th largest metro in the nation. Campuses include Georgia State University, Mercer University and Oglethorpe University. The local music scene is covered by Atlanta Music Guide.
Marjorie Whitley is a creative singer-songwriter in Atlanta, who mixes elements of alternative pop and classic rock with inspirational themes. Her melodically rich and forward-thinking song "Endless Sky" has a timeless appeal that fits in with every decade since the 60s.
Anthony David * Attention System * AverySunshine * Chyna Delacruise * Citizen Icon * Corey Smith * Elias Meana * Eva Kennedy * Iris Isoa * Jonathan Tambe * Julie Dexter * Latasha Lee * Le Bordeaux * Lexy Street * Lynnay * Marjorie Whitley * Michael Tolcher * Robert Machado * Rusted Soul * Smalltown Mayors * State of Man * Stephanie Wolfe * Steve Ryan * Suga Lane * 10 Miles of Blue * Tyra Sanchez *
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