Some of Georgia’s finest musicians were honored at the 33rd Annual Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta on Saturday night (Sept 17).
Usher and his protégé Justin Bieber were on hand to present their vocal coach, Jan Smith, with the Chairman’s Award. Bieber also picked up the Horizon Award in recognition of his achievements.
The stunning Toni Braxton was inducted by Gov. Nathan Deal. Braxton, who was born in Maryland and moved Atlanta in the ‘90s, showed her appreciation by singing a line from “Georgia on My Mind.”
Bieber performed an acoustic medley of some of his popular hits including Matchbox Twenty’s “3 A.M.,” Usher’s “U Got It Bad.”