The Charts!

The Charts!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The only source

These albums and a few like them were the only digital source of our music for the past more than 30 years.
Through persistence and over time both ATLANTA albums are now available.
It is a great thing to see and hear them once again in their entirety.



Thursday, December 22, 2016

Please tell your friends and family if you like our music...due to a lack of digital format it has been mostly forgotten over the past decades, but there is still a loyal audience who is now enjoying it again, and new listeners who have not yet heard it.  SPREAD THE WORD 


THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!


the ATLANTA BAND MEMBERS 

Friday, December 16, 2016

We are back!!




WE ARE UP ON THE WEB--- iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, 7Digital, iHeart Radio & almost everywhere.....via Geffen Records. Its the digital era for ATLANTA. 

Please help support the music...."music not heard is like a child not seen"..

   
   

JAN 13 2017-- Pandora agrees to add ATLANTA "PICTURES" album to their internet radio site. 



Thursday, December 8, 2016

ATLANTA Music goes live in one week!

An agreement has been reached with UMG Nashville to release BOTH ATLANTA ALBUMS in their entirety in digital format.

These will be released to all UMG Digital partners, on DEC 16 2016.


These two albums were both certified Gold by NARAS for sales over 500,000 each.
The music will be available to stream or download from numerous sources.

The Band members are excited to announce this event, it's taken many years to get this happening!!


May you enjoy this music --- that has not been heard in almost 30 years..



Friday, November 18, 2016

ATLANTA Albums and Info

Be sure to view and LIKE our Facebook Page            @sweetcountrymusic 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Great Video Retrospective

                              



                     Thanks to former ATLANTA Keyboard man Bill P. for this! Enjoy...



                                          ATLANTA VIDEO RETROSPECTIVE

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Photos & Memories Here

Channel 2 WSB in ATLANTA produced a one hour special on the band

Foot prints and hand prints in cement near the Opryland Hotel and Hall of Fame

Getting imprinted!

MERV GRIFFIN HAD US ON HIS SHOW
Ringing out my Fender Stratocaster

more photos here

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

If you are a FAN

If you are a fan please help us promote our online music by downloading, and streaming the songs that are available. 
  Sweet Country Music gets a lot of plays.

 ATLANTA BURNED AGAIN LAST NIGHT was our big break through song...hit the top ten - our first release .

"Dixie Dreamin" our second hit also went high up on the charts. 

  "Pictures" from the album of the same title

  "Why Not Tonight", off of the second  ATLANTA album 
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"Sweet eyed Georgia Girl " another great song featuring Brad's vocal
  
 Please share with others who might be FANS of ATLANTA

Monday, March 3, 2014

ATLANTA on New Faces Show...for Country Radio programmers



            

         ATLANTA on New Faces Show- filmed at Opryland



                         http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtkA2rNH3jY




                                 
                                        With Eddie Rabbit, Janie Fricke and more..


Saturday, February 16, 2013

Atlanta 30th anniversary!

This April marks 30 years since the official debut and release of Atlanta Burned Again Last Night and the album that followed..."Pictures"
A gold record for sale over 500,000 came later.
The video above is Sweet Country Music...which came from the same album and was a Nationwide top ten single.

Atlanta Burned Again Last Night !

Monday, January 21, 2013

ATLANTA on FACEBOOK


                             
                                       Our FACEBOOK PAGE::


                           @sweetcountrymusic



Thursday, February 18, 2010

Another passing...all too soon

Sad news again. Allan Collay ( Callais) our bluesy vocalist and keyboardist passed away today in his sleep, of complicatons from kidney disease.
He was comfortable and had his daughter at his side in the hospital.

Allan was a soulful and talented singer who emulated his idol Ray Charles in a big way. He was lucky to meet Ray at an Atlanta concert in California, an event which no doubt was a big one for Allan.
Discovered by Larry McBride Atlanta's illustrious manager, Collay was an entertainer at many local night spots in and around ATL before joining the band. He recorded st an early age, and got radio play on his first single.

His unusual vocal and keyboard styling helped contribute to the diversity of Atlanta's sound, and though he did not sing too many leads on the recordings, his "You are the Wine" and concert version of "Turn on Your Love Light" were always memorable and different.
We toast Mr. Collay a true original.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Memorial for a friend- Tony Ingram

A few of us that were able to be there, along with crew members, and about 400 other people attended the memorial service for Tony Ingram, our friend, fiddle player, singer and drummer.
Tony had been a music minister these past years, and a leader in a ministry for men with problems.
He touched the lives of so many it was hard to get them all in the room.
He had a son with is first wife Brenda, and two children from his more recent marriage to Crystal.
It was a sad day for all of us knowing the reunion of this band if ever, will be a tribute and fund raiser if it happens at all.
But the message we all got from the speakers and musicians there was one of hope and the sincere belief in something much greater than all of us.

What a guy....Tony Ingram .....lived life BIG!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Atlanta on TV



                                           Atlanta on the Merv Griffin Show 


apepeared wtih  Ed McMahon

Monday, December 10, 2007

The band went into the studio in Nashville, and cut a few songs while still a 4 piece. "Atlanta Burned Again Last Night", "Dixie Dreamin'", were both part of this first effort. Recorded by the 4 original members, Atlanta Burned actually broke thru on the charts and into the to ten, settling at #9 in Billboard.

Meanwhile the band was rehearsing in Atlanta for a debut show at what is now the Buckhead Roxy Theatre. Day long rehearsals were held for many weeks to ready the group and the newly hired crew.

The Mayor of City of Atlanta declared the debut day as At

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

If you are familiar with the band Atlanta, you know there were 9 ( count 'em) members.
The group at its start had 4. Signing a record deal with MDJ Records of Dallas and Atlanta, the NEW BAND ( actually a 4 member outfit) played the Country Music DJ appreciation party in Nashville, and the "Super Pickers" ( Buddy Emmons, Phil Baugh et al) were backing them up. The suggestion was made to expand he 4 man team and help capture that big sound, so one by one members were added, raising the level of music and versatililty at the same time.
Additional vocals made for 5 lead singers, a super harmonica player and bass singer, two drummers, two keyboards, an electric fiddle, extra percussion, and the twin guitars of Alan and Bill, all made for quite a big sound, and an interesting stage show.
Audiences were constantly surprised by the changes on stage as different guys took the lead, and the style of music also was never the same.
From Tony's big vocals, to Brad's sweet ballads, Bill's different sounding southern style, and Alan's rock n roll roots sound it all added up to a fun show.
Even MCA Record execs were taken aback by the big sounds.
At Harrah's in Lake Tahoe management raved about the group's shows there.
It was a hard act to follow, as many of the artists of the day found out when Atlanta opend for them on the big stages.

Monday, December 3, 2007


                   


          A photo at a live concert in the late 90's near SanDiego. Great crowd in attendance.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Atlanta or "ATL" in the 90's. Photo for unreleased album "Alive and Well". Benny Boynton was added as keyboard player for this effort.