ATLANTA (November 5, 2013) – Sen. Jeff Mullis (R-Chickamauga) presented the Pioneer Award to local music group The Forester Sisters at the Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards Concert on Saturday, October 5. Emceed by former WSB-TV news anchor Monica Pearson and current HLN news anchor Robin Meade, the concert was held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
“I am incredibly proud that Northwest Georgia is ‘home’ to such a talented group of performers. It was an honor to recognize their contributions to Georgia’s music landscape,” said Sen. Mullis.
The Forester Sisters, comprised of Lookout Mountain sisters Kathy, June, Kim and Christy, began singing in their hometown church before being signed to Warner Brothers records. They were the first act to have 14 top-ten singles on the Billboard Country Chart and received a Grammy Award nomination for their debut album. The group has performed for audiences all over the world, including USO and Department of Defense concert tours. All four sisters still live on Lookout Mountain with their individual families.
Others honored during the Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards Concert include hip hop performers Goodie Mob and CeeLo Green (Performer Award), rock band Kansas (Group Award), R&B disc jockey James “Alley Pat” Patrick (Non-Performer Award), Pat Alger (Songwriter Award) and alternative folk band von Grey (Horizon Recipient Encouraging New Performers Award). Legendary pop singer Whitney Houston was also honored posthumously for her career work and volunteer efforts.
For Immediate Release:
November 5, 2013
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Jennifer Yarber, Director