Addie Moore grew up in rural Northwest Georgia surrounded by country, bluegrass, and gospel music. Like a backslidden Baptist, she distanced himself from his upbringing for the longest time, turning her attention to underground rock ‘n’ roll. Moore first rediscovered her musical roots as a public history graduate student (University of West Georgia, 2011). As an intern with the Georgia Humanities Council, she helped plan a Georgia tour of the Smithsonian’s travelling New Harmonies exhibit. She’s since become an Atlanta-based freelance writer and dreams of working in Nashville as a public historian.
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"First, I’m kind of emotional," a speechless Underwood admitted.
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Top 5 Bob Wills Songs
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Like a Rhinestone Cowboy: A Brief History of ‘Nudie Suits’
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‘The Johnny Cash Show': 5 Memorable Moments [WATCH]
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