Trisha Yearwood Honored in Home State

Trisha Yearwood, a native of Monticello, Ga., became a member of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame on Saturday (Sept. 16). Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes presided over her induction at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, and Yearwood performed a short set during the ceremony. Guitarist Little Jimmy Dempsey, who played with Atlanta’s Longhorn Ranch Boys, led his own group, the Cherokee County Cowboys, and worked on thousands of recording sessions with artists including Freddy Fender, Jerry Reed and Brenda Lee, was inducted posthumously. Also honored with membership were quirky rockers The B-52’s, from Athens, Ga., and Mike Greene, President and CEO of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. The event was broadcast on Georgia Public Television.