Luke Bryan, Cole Swindell and Others Join the Peach Pickers for Night of Georgia Music
When the Peach Pickers—songwriters Dallas Davidson, Rhett Akins and Ben Hayslip—throw a party, they bring in the hottest stars in country music to make it one heck of a night.
On Tuesday (May 20), the songwriters will host an all-star benefit concert, aptly titled Georgia on My Mind: A Night of Georgia Music and Artists, at Nashville’s 3rd & Lindsley, which will include a lineup of all singers and songwriters who hail from the Peach State.
Joining Dallas, Rhett and Ben for the special evening will be Luke Bryan, Cole Swindell, Daryle Singletary, Cole Taylor, Sonia Leigh, Jordan Rager and Brent Cobb, as well as hit songwriters Pat Alger and Tony Arata.
Additional surprise artists from Georgia are expected to join in the fun.
Proceeds raised from the concert will benefit the Georgia Music Foundation, a nonprofit organization chaired by Dallas that is celebrating 20 years of supporting programs that foster an appreciation for Georgia’s rich musical heritage.
“It’s an honor to be able to represent my home state for such a worthy cause,” Ben Hayslip tells Country Weekly. “It also makes me very proud to see so many people from Georgia in one building come together in the name of country music. We all take a lot of pride in where we’re from and jump at the opportunity to give back to Georgia.”
“It’s crazy how many musicians and songwriters on the charts are from Georgia, and how many homegrown influences we have in common from Otis Redding and The Allman Brothers Band to Ray Charles and Gram Parsons,” adds Dallas Davidson. “It’s really grounding to have a shared sense of identity around our state, the Flint, Tybee, the pecan trees, the Varsity, the Braves . . . I think it’s those authentic Georgia traditions and roots that have resonated with audiences over the decades, and that will make this night like a family reunion.”