Georgia Marching Band Drops Song From ‘Gone With The Wind’ For ‘Georgia On My Mind’

“To be clear, the issue with the tradition is not the motivation of those who have embraced it, but rather the possibilities it may limit in those who haven’t. I value tradition, but I value creating a welcoming environment much more.”

The song, which opens the movie, will be swapped out for a fitting replacement: “Georgia on My Mind.” Originally created by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell in 1930, and best known for Ray Charles’ 1960 rendition, it has been Georgia’s official state song since the late ’70s.

By Colin Dwyer, NPR

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