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Atlanta Rhythm Section

This American southern rock band unofficially formed in 1970 when they played for other artists.  They were former members of the Candymen and Classics IV and became a session group for Studio One in Doraville, Georgia.  They decided to become a band in their own right with Buddy Buie as the band’s manager and producer.

It wasn’t long before they saw their own success including their Champagne Jam in 1978 which included two hit singles.  They were inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 1996.   They are the recipients of at least 2 gold and 2 platinum albums and as of 2017 have recorded 16 or more albums.


  • Buddy Buie (producer/manager/vocals) (1970–Present)
  • Rodney Justo (lead vocals/drums) (1970-1972) (1983-1984).
  • Barry Bailey (guitar)(1970-1985?) (1989-Present?)
  • J.R. Cobb (guitar/vocals) (1971-1981
  • Paul Goddard (bass) (1970-1983?)
  • Dean Daughtry (keyboards) (1970-1985?) (1989-Present)
  • Robert Nix (drums) (1970-1978)
  • Ronnie Hammond (lead vocals) (1972-1981) (1989-2001)
  • Roy Yeager (drums)(1978-1983)
  • Danny Biget (1983)
  • J.E. Garnett (bass) (1989-Present?)
  • Steve Stone (bass/guitar) (1996-Present)
  • Justin Senker (drums) (1996-Present)
  • Sean Burke (drums) (1991-Present)
  • R.J. Vealey (drums) (1995-1999)
  • Jim Keeling (drums) (1999-Present?)
  • Andy Anderson (vocals) (2001?-Present)

Atlantic Rhythm Section recordings

  • The Ballad of Lois Malone (Buddy Buie/Robert Nix/Danny Daughtry/Barry Bailey)
  • Champagne Jam (Buddy Buie/Robert Nix/J.R. Cobb)
  • The Great Escape (Buddy Buie/Robert Nix/Barry Bailey)
  • I’m Not Going to Let It Bother Me Tonight (Buddy Buie/Robert Nix/Danny Daughtry)
  • Silver Eagle (Buddy Buie/J.R. Cobb)