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Georgia Twitty Chellman


Rich Schwartz, Chesters, Blevins Popcorn Company, Gospel Jubilee, Music City Hotline, Veeson Travel, Tennessee T-Cakes

A native of Florence, Alabama, Georgia Stein Twitty Chellman was the daughter of a traveling furniture salesman who lived in 32 different locations before she entered sixth grade. She attended Randolph-Macon Women's College and Memphis State, where she was a member of Kappa Delta sorority. Moving to Nashville, which she came to call home, she worked as a bridal consultant at Rich Schwartz and Chester's department stores. She later became marketing manager for Blevins Popcorn Company, for whom she designed and printed a catalog that went to movie theaters across the country. She was named editor-in-chief of Gospel Jubilee, the first publication to integrate black and white gospel music. A radio pioneer, Georgia was host of Music City Hotline, a syndicated radio celebrity-driven talk show heard on 153 stations throughout the U.S. and Canada. In 1977, Georgia opened Veeson Travel on Music Row, quickly becoming the main travel source for the Nashville music industry. An award- winning photographer, Georgia became nationally recognized as her art was
displayed in travel magazines and photography exhibits. Georgia and her husband, Chuck Chellman, sponsored the first Chuck Chellman/Georgia Twitty Radio Golf Invitational, one of the biggest celebrity golf tournaments in the music industry for 14 years. She was also the founder of Tennessee T-Cakes, a confection recipe that had been in her family for 125 years. She and Chuck reared six children. She passed away in April, 1992 at 57 years of age.

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