a career that spans over 4 decades, entertainer
Ricky Sylvia has been delighting audiences all
over the country since he was 11 years old.
Thousands of shows and millions of miles later,
the jovial frontman still commands the stage
with an energy and enthusiasm that clearly shows
his passion for performing. RickySylvia.com
62, said he wrote his song after Ray Charles
was inducted into the Florida
Artists Hall of Fame in 1992. A
reporter asked Charles why he didn't sing a
song about Florida, like Georgia on My Mind.
If someone writes a Florida song, I'll happily
sing it, said Charles, who developed much of
his musical talent at the Florida School for
the Deaf and Blind. Atkins was there that day
and decided to write such a song. A few months
before Charles' death in 2004, Atkins played
this song for his idol.CharlesAtkinsBluesBand.com
This is Tallahassee
blues legend Charles Atkins performing "Florida's
Song". This song was chosen by Florida
Governor Charlie Crist as his inaugural song
over the traditional, "Old Folks At Home".
Atkins hopes that "Florida Song" will
catch on and become the official song of the
State of Florida.
Moo was inspired by her own two children and began
writing songs for them ... Moo s career as a songwriter
of music for children and families was born!