Before arriving at GPB, Sonia Murray was also Digital Content Manager a few blocks down 14th Street at CBS Radio in a professional journey that began as a general assignment writer, business reporter and pop music critic for the AJC (Atlanta Journal-Constitution). And to end this with one more acronym, she's also a proud HU (Howard University) graduate!
R&B superstar Usher compressed 30 years of hits into a mere 12 minutes in last night's Super Bowl halftime show. And in doing so, he brought a little bit of Atlanta to an enormous audience. GPB’s Sonia Murray has been covering Usher for years, and she joins All Things Considered host, Peter Biello, to break down last night's performance.
This year's ceremony included wins for Killer Mike, Lecrae, Victoria Monét, Larkin Poe and Theron Thomas.
Hip-hop may have originated in New York, but the genre now finds many of its current hitmakers in Georgia. And there are at least 50 important moments in hip-hop involving the state's artists, record labels or just events that happened here.
Ahead of Beyoncé's three concerts at Mercedes-Benz Stadium this weekend, a producer of her Renaissance album gives the inside story on some of her biggest hits.
TLC's look, hit songs and 'we-can-battle-with-the-guys' dance moves distinguished the Atlanta trio in the 1990s, but a new documentary proves their impact lives on.
Throughout Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s new four-hour docuseries Gospel, Georgians not only help tell its story but play notable parts in it.
" 'I Made A Vow' was the first song I sang by myself, and I still remember the reaction I got. And how I felt. It is a magical testament to me. Taps back into the spirit. Church was and still is a foundation."
The Jazz Music Awards is the first global, full-scale, music award show dedicated to jazz and the artists who create it. Dee Dee Bridgewater and Delroy Lindo host the inaugural event at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.
"How can I put it? I don’t NOT believe in ghosts...And I did capture some weird things. It was certainly a very memorable night."
"I remember these grape vine things that would hang, and we would swing over the creek on them. My mom would have died if she'd seen that. I inherited that [adventurousness] from dad. I get it honest."