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From Moonshine Kate to the Sunshine Boys

Sep 3, 2003 Atlanta was an early hub of country music that has been called a “pre-Nashville Nashville.” The advent of WSB radio in 1922 delivered, for the first time, hillbilly music over the airwaves. In later years the WSB Barn Dance was a fixture on Saturday nights. WSB’s signal strength and an abundance of local talent made the region a country music stronghold. From Moonshine Kate to the Sunshine Boys uses items from the Popular Music Collection of The University Library’s Special Collections department to highlight this history. The exhibit was on display on the 1st floor of Library North through September and can be found on the web at

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