The winners of the prestigious and coveted GEORGY(Award and induction into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame at the 23rd Annual Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards Show were:
Antonio "L.A." Reid — president/CEO, Arista Records
Mary Tallent "Pioneer Award"
Roy Drusky — the "Perry Como of Country Music."
Ralph Peer — visionary, talent scout, recording engineer, producer and publisher, he is credited with discovering both Jimmie Rodgers and The Carter Family, as well as Georgia's own Fiddlin' John Carson. Peer is also credited with being the first person to begin "field" recording