But for a few twists of fate, Atlanta could easily
have grown to be the recording center that
Nashville is today. Pickin' on Peachtree traces
Atlanta's emergence in the 1920s as a major force in
country recording and radio broadcasting, a position
of dominance that it enjoyed for some forty years.
From the Old Time Fiddlers' Conventions and
barn dances through the rise of station of WSB and
other key radio outlets, Wayne Daniel throroughly
documents the consolidation of country musica s big business
in Atlanta. He also profiles a vast array of performers, radio
personalities, and reocrding moguls who transformed
the Peachtree city into the nerve center of early country music.
Wayne Daniel has published numerous articles in
"Bluegrass Unlimited", "Journal of Country Music", "Devil's Box", and other publications.