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Georgia is home to some of America's most famous songwriters and performers, such as Otis Redding, James Brown, Ray Charles, Little Richard, and Gladys Knight. All of these artists were regular performers at Downtown Atlanta's The Royal Peacock, in the Sweet Auburn historic district.

Some of the most famous stars in rock 'n' roll have also come from Georgia, such as the Allman Brothers Band, R.E.M., Widespread Panic, and the Black Crowes. Today, you can hear some of the most famous rock and pop musicians throughout venues in Atlanta. The larger venues like Philips Arena and the Gwinnett Arena host the big stars, but many artists get their starts at some of Atlanta's smaller clubs. The Kings of Leon played their first live show in Midtown Atlanta at Smith's Olde Bar. And John Mayer and Shawn Mullins played small clubs like Eddie's Attic in Decatur.

Atlanta is one of the leading cities in the country for hip-hop and rap. Artists such as Cee Lo Green, Ludacris, Outkast, Usher, Lil Jon, and Gucci Mane all hale from the ATL. Many of these hip-hop celebrities can be seen shopping at the high-end stores in Buckhead.

While not as famous as Nashville, Georgia has some country stars, too. Sugarland and Lady Antebellum both come from Georgia, as well as the Zac Brown Band and Jason Aldean.