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January - February 2017

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The Honorable Zell Miller Governor, State of Georgia The Honorable Pierre Howard Lieutenant Governor The Honorable Thomas B. Murphy Speaker, House of Representatives Cordially invite you to attend the Thirteenth Annual Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards Dinner Saturday, September 21, 1991 Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia Thomas B. Murphy Ballroom 6:30—7:30 PM ASCAP/Atlanta Oil Services/Governor's Reception 7:30—8:30 PM Dinner 8:30—10:00 PM GEORGY Awards and Show R.S.V.P. with enclosed card by September 10, 1991 Black Tie Optional sparsely performed from the 1940s through the 1970s. Instead, he gave freely of his time and knowledge in order to mentor younger musicians and to raise funds for GLIIHUHQWIRXQGDWLRQV+HSHUIRUPHGIRUWKH¿QDOWLPHLQ Cambridge, Mass. in 1973 and died January 1, 1977. Hayes was posthumously inducted in the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 1991 and is remembered as one of the greatest African-American concert performers ever. To have gone so far in his career and in his life was remarkable considering where he came from. That's what resonates the most with his nephew, who still lives near that quiet place in Curryville. "He grew up less than an eighth of a mile from where I live right now," Robert Hayes said. "To grow up in a farm like that and to get to the place where he was, that's wonderful. That shows that perseverance and hard work will get you a long way if you don't give up." The Roland Hayes museum at the Harris Arts Center in Calhoun is free admission. Guided tours for groups can be arranged with a reservation. Chris Hillyard is a writer for The Daily Citizen in Dalton. You can write to him at, or follow him on Twitter at @Hillyard_DC. Calhoun Magazine | January/February 2017 | 33

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