On June 8, 2004, music publisher William J. “Bill” Lowery died in Atlanta following a battle with cancer.
Beginning in the early 1950s, Lowery helped establish Atlanta as a musical presence. Artists in his publishing catalog included the Atlanta Rhythm Section, Mac Davis, Bertie Higgins, Jerry Reed, Tommy Roe, Joe South, Ray Stevens, The Tams and many others. In the late 1950s, Lowery constructed a studio in an old north Atlanta schoolhouse where he cut many of his best-known songs. As Southern Tracks Recording, the studio moved to its current location in '83.
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