The Hold On I'm Coming hitmaker will be feted with the Performer Award, while the Allman Brothers Band icon will pick up the Songwriter Award.

The Pioneer Award will go to composer John Barbe and his late wife, Jane, rockers Drivin N Cryin will collect the Group Award, and producer John Huie will take home the Non-Performer Award.

Posthumous honours will also be bestowed upon country musician and comedian Tim Wilson and Key Largo co-writer Sonny Limbaugh.

The 37th Annual Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards, celebrating homegrown musicians who have made significant contributions to the music industry, will take place in Georgia on 26 September (15).

The Class of 2014 featured the likes of Lady Antebellum, comedian Jeff Foxworthy, songwriter Ed Roland and rockers Wet Willie.