John Legend posted a cover of “Georgia On My Mind” on Twitter on Friday after hearing the news Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden took the lead over President Donald Trump in Georgia.
Sharing the same on her Twitter handle, Legend’s wife Chrissy Teigen tweeted, “He has been waiting to post this for 5 hours.”
Legend’s rendition of the 1930 song by Hoagy Carmichael went viral, gaining more than 5 million views and 312,000 likes.
In a stunning turn of events, Biden clinched a narrow lead for the first time in the once reliably Republican state of Georgia, where about 99 percent of the votes have been counted.
If Biden holds the lead, Georgia’ 16 electoral votes will increase his total to 269, just 1 short of 270 required to win the presidency.
In 1979, Georgia designated Ray Charles‘ version of “Georgia On My Mind” as the official state song.
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