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"Jackson Free Press, 04-01-2009"

After a few moments of talking to Georgia Thomas, one can see the cute, quirky southern girl hiding behind her strong, sultry voice. She giggles in an endearing way, which—when she’s really tickled—ends in a quiet asthmatic fade-out, and she loves her family and God. “I’ve always wanted it all,” she says of her music and family life. “And I got it.”

Thomas had a natural talent for singing at a young age, but struggled early on to find her niche. Growing up in 1980s Jackson with a Grammy-nominated songwriter father, Cliff Thomas, the 34-year-old songstress says she listened to a lot of alternative and pop music, but when it came time to sing along, she struggled.

“I’d always try to sing with those girls, but I couldn’t,” Thomas says of pop singers. “They could sing up in the barracks.”

While studying biology at Mississippi State University, however, Thomas discovered country music, and the spirited alto began to identify with singer-songwriters like Mary Chapin Carpenter and Bonnie Raitt. “I felt like they were so sincere,” she says.

Thomas says she’s “always been good at two things: science and music.” So after she graduated from MSU in 1996 with her biology education degree, she decided to try her luck at music full-time. She packed her bags and headed to Nashville, where Thomas says it was as if she just “fell off the turnip truck.”

“It was very humbling,” Thomas says. “Nobody knows who you are; it was very difficult for me.”

Wanting to learn all she could about the music business, Thomas waited tables on Music Row, and later began writing songs like her father. Teaming up with other Nashville songwriters, Thomas still writes two songs a week on average, but her singing career has recently begun to vie for her attention.

As her catalogue of songs began to build, a friend suggested that she put together an album. Thomas had regularly been playing an acoustic set in small venues around like the Bluebird Café, but she had been primarily writing songs for other people to sing. But making a record sounded enticing.

“I needed something to sell at my shows,” she says. “But then it became bigger than I expected.”

Thomas released her self-titled album last fall, and each song covers new territory. The opening track, “Ash and Embers,” is the monologue of a scorned woman who is hell-bent on getting away from her cheating man and leaving nothing behind but ashes and embers—literally. “That’s totally fictional,” she says, laughing, as she explains how she writes songs. Some, like “Ashes and Embers,” spring from common country music themes like betrayal. Many of the songs that Thomas writes, though, are based on events in her own life.

Thomas wrote the song “Angel on the Ground,” a tender ballad featuring piano and bare production, about her husband. “When you can’t find your wings / when you’re crying on your knees / when you feel your soul won’t sing / when you’re hanging by a string … I want to be your angel on the ground,” Thomas sings. Her father’s battle with cancer inspired her to write the song. “It was hard to see him hurt like that,” she says. “I wrote (“Angels on the Ground”) thinking, ‘What if it were me and my husband going through that?’”

Although she’s content doing both now, Thomas says she’s unsure of whether she’s meant to do singing or songwriting full-time. “I’ve always said I’ll take what comes first,” Thomas says. “I feel like God has created a path for me in music, whether it’s in songwriting or as an artist.”

In the meantime, Thomas is busily working to get her album to the masses and will perform her first show back home in Jackson at Hal & Mal’s April 4. The show starts at 8 p.m.; no cover. Thomas will also be on the air with MISS 103 the morning of April 3.

© Jackson Free Press, Inc. - Maggie Neff

"Today's Country Magazine, April, 2009" - Today's Country Magazine

"WMSI, May 2009"

Sweet, sincere, confident, and geared for stardom is what you first notice about Georgia....then the voice. Wow! We never know what to expect, particularly when one of our "locals" pays a visit to the station. But Kim and I were more than impressed with her first single "Ash and Embers" and played it for the first time live on the show. Always a risk, but we want to hear it as our listeners do, first time with first time reaction. LOVED IT! So much so, we booked her immediately for a show in October. Mississippi has much to be proud of and Georgia has us smiling even more.

Rick Adams
Jackson, MS - Rick Adams


2006-(Duo Album) Liza Jane
2008-Georgia Thomas



Singer-songwriter Georgia Thomas is sweet as the Mississippi magnolias, as down-home delicious as cornbread and collards. This brown-eyed, deep-fried southern belle is also a dedicated mom, strong in her convictions, stronger in her faith. This young lady is more than your average pop-country artist. Whether she’s burning it up on stage with the incendiary “Ash And Ember”, or accompanying herself on guitar to her beautiful love song “Angel On the Ground” (which she wrote for her husband), you will want to be along for the ride. Strap in, y’all!

Georgia attributes her musical genes to dad Cliff Thomas, who was a Sun Records recording artist in the ‘50’s, and a Grammy-nominated songwriter. “I mostly listened to whatever my dad was playing around the house, which was mostly Blues and R&B, says Georgia”. This influence is evidenced in her songs, which blends her influences with a strong dose of pop country, and her sultry powerful singing style. Her voice has been compared to such country greats as Trisha Yearwood, Shania Twain and Patsy Cline.
Georgia began teaching herself piano at a young age, and later picked up the guitar. Following in Dad’s footsteps, songwriting soon followed. By 2000, Georgia had made the move to Nashville, TN to pursue her singing and songwriting career full-time.

Georgia’s self-titled debut release has received critical acclaim. As a live performer, she’s as comfortable rocking it out in front of her band as she is performing solo with her guitar at venues such as the famous Bluebird Café in Nashville. She pitches her material on Music Row with the help of a reputable Nashville songplugger, and her songs have been recorded by several independent artists, as well as receiving serious interest from major record labels.


“Fresh, Fantastic, Fun! Great songs, great performer and a musical treat."
-Ralph Murphy, ASCAP Nashville

" Georgia is talented, energetic, beautiful and a whole lot of fun. And has really got something to say."
-Bart Herbison, Nashville Songwriters Association International, Executive Director

"Sweet, sincere, confident, and geared for stardom is what you first notice about Georgia....then the voice. Wow!...."
- Rick Adams, PD/Mornings, WMSI "MISS 103", Jackson, MS