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Growing up in Georgia, CHATTAHOOCHEE was the first big word I learned to spell! As a native you probably have had the opportunity to "Shoot the Hootch" and float down the river on an inner tube or just learned to swim in it. Newnan Native Alan Jackson took his memories and made it into a huge summer anthem in in 1993. It won CMA awards for Single of the Year and Song of the Year. Everyone loved the video because Alan was water skiing in his red cowboy boots! Watch it below.
Deana Carter was noted for never wearing shoes on stage. When her his Strawberry Wine won Song of the Year at the Country Music Association Awards in 1997, she ran out to get her crystal trophy barefoot!
It was also voted Song of the Year by the Nashville Songwriters Association International and the Nashville Music Awards and was also nominated for three additional awards; Grammy Award for Best Country Song, Academy of Country Music Awards Best Country Song nominee, and Country Music Radio Awards for Song of The Year.
Sprayberry High Graduate Travis Tritt taught himself how to play guitar at age 8 and began singing in his church's Sunday School . He has 52 country singles to date including five Number Ones. In 2000, he released It's A Great Day To Be Alive, an uplifting song about living your best life.