2014 Legacy Inductee

Slim Williamson

1927 - 2013

Bradley “Slim" Williamson was born November 21, 1927 in Jackson County Georgia. He left school in the eighth grade to go to work in a grocery store to help provide for the family. In what little spare time he had, he taught himself to play guitar; and in the 40’s was known as “Slim from Horse Creek and fronted “Slim and the “Georgia Peach Boys”. The band was playing in Winder on WIMO when the regular announcer didn’t show up and the station owner asked Slim to read a sponsor’s commercial. The sponsor like the commercial so much, the station hired Slim. That began his successful career as a popular announcer. He continued to play with the band. In 1948, he was doing so well, he married Merle Edgins. Soon he bought a radio station, then another and finally owned a chain of station in Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama. Along the way he began producing records and formed Chart Record. Williamson moved to Nashville and had a successful career as a publisher and producer. He and his wife moved back to Georgia when he retired. They were known for their lavish Christmas light display covering five acres of land at their home in Arcade, Georgia. The display brought viewers from miles away. Slim passed away on Christmas Day on 2013.    

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