Dallas Davidson -- writer of such hits as "All About Tonight" and "Kick The Dust Up" -- serves on the board of the Foundation, and told Billboard that he’s amazed how much the event has grown.
"We started off that first year with the attitude of just seeing what happens, and we would try to raise a little money," he says. "That was when I landed on the Georgia Music Foundation board. Now, this is our fifth annual event. We went from 3rd and Lindsley to the Ryman Auditorium pretty quick. It’s something that we are really proud of, and is a fun time of the year for us."