The Heart and Brilliance of Joe South is greatly missed today, four years after his passing, September 5, 2016. Love to The South Family from all of Joe's fans and friends.

September 2016 NEWS
Joe South Tribute by Don Law on SoundCloud 9/5/2016

Don Law and Joe South at Zac Recording 2003 during
"Rose Garden" Sessions

LISTEN to September 5, 2015 One Hour Tribute to JOE SOUTH > Real Country 92.3FM's Weekend DJ Janet Marie interviews DON LAW, Jeffrey Folds co-author, and Jim Mengwausser "MENGO" as they tell back stories about Joe's music and Janet Marie spins his hits. Joe left us on September 5, 2012. ENJOY!!! Click Here

Special Condolences to Lynn Anderson's Family and Friends from The South Family and Friends...The music business lost their Rose on July 30, 2015.

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Joe South's music lives on...

Joe South's Musicians Hall of Fame Exhibit Now on Display in Nashville

Musicians Hall of Fame Founder and CEO, Joe Chambers, along with Nashville Music veteran Tom Long met with Joe South a couple of times in 2011 preparing to make an exhibit about him to be in the museum's Georgia music section. "We filmed an interview with Joe in music publisher Bill Lowery's office where he met with Mr.Lowery countless times over the years as a staff songwriter, artist, musician and producer." The Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum also aquired from Joe South the electric sitar and Gretsch guitar he used on his many sessions for his own records hits like "Games People Play" and artists he produced and wrote for like Billy Joe Royal's "Down In the Boondocks" but also as a session musican for artists such as Simon and Garfunkel, Bob Dylan and Aretha Franklin.

Joe South's Exhibit at The Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville

Photo Courtesy of Karin Johnson

"Congratulations to the South Family!"


Craig South with his son Joseph Day South

Joseph Day South
7 lbs. 6 oz., 21 inches long, born at 12:27pm on October 6, 2013.
Joseph is named after his Grandpa Joe South.
His middle name Day is to honor Mama Heather's Grandma Dorothy. Jewish tradition is to use the same first letter of the name.

Craig South is the only child and son of Joe South. What a wonderful tribute to his Dad. Craig currently works in L.A. as a successful voice-over talent. Craig and Heather South reside in California with their daughter and Joseph's big sissy Lily, age 3.


September 5, 2012 the music business lost a genius songwriting icon with the passing of The Legendary Joe South. Don Law performed two Joe South songs at the funeral on September 7, 2012 at H.M. Patterson & Son-Oglethorpe Hill Chapel Atlanta, GA - "Don't it make you want to go home?" and an unreleased song Joe wrote about dying called "Flying". Joe's only child Craig South gave a fond heartfelt eulogy of his dad and chuckled about Joe's love of chocolate. Former Manager and Pedal Steel Guitarist for Joe South, Todd Cannon spoke of Joe's generosity and professionalism as a fellow session player back in the 1970's and brought attention to how Joe helped Bob Dylan get his "Blonde on Blonde" album sessions back on track. Zac Recording Atlanta Owner/Producer Jim Zumpano recalled some recent funny and inspiring moments in the studio with his longtime friend Joe. Aside from Joe South's Grammy award winning performance of his song "Games People Play", Joe had several number one hits covered by other artists such as Lynn Anderson's "Rose Garden", Deep Purple's "Hush", Elvis Presley's "Walk a mile in my shoes", and Billy Joe Royal's "Down in the boondocks" to name a few. Thank you for visiting an important part of Americana,

Joe South

February 28, 1940 - September 5, 2012

Here is the NBC NEWS Video from 6:51pm on September 6, 2012 from HUGE JOE SOUTH FAN

NBC NEWS Anchor BRIAN WILLAMS. Thanks, Brian

Special Thanks to Kevin Monohan NBC Nightly News


Early on September 5, 2012, the music industry lost a genius, mild mannered, giving, precious soul named

'The Reverend" Joe South.

FUNERAL was SEPTEMBER 8, 2012 11:30AM

ATLANTA, GA. 30319

Click Here to View Joe's Gravesite

Joe South 2/28/1940 - 9/5/2012

Click Here for Message from Lynn Anderson

Purchase Joe's Newest CD from 2009 with a

NEW Song written for Oprah Winfrey called "Oprah Cried"

by Clicking on this CD Cover


is being setup to accept donations for needy children.

Foundation Site sugguested by Long-time Joe South Fan: Lois Simpson.

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