What is the only U.S. state whose official state song was a #1 hit on the Billboard charts?
Monday, October 2, 2017
“What is the only U.S. state whose official state song was a #1 hit on the Billboard charts?
– New York
Answer: “Georgia on My Mind” is a 1930 song written by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell. The song is often associated with Ray Charles, a native of Georgia who recorded it for his 1960 album The Genius Hits the Road. The song reached number one in November 1960, and Charles won his first four Grammys that year. On April 24, 1979, this became the official state song of Georgia, replacing a song title “Georgia.” Ray Charles performed the song the ceremony that day. Willie Nelson sang “Georgia on My Mind” at Charles’ funeral in 2004.