Stuart Graham Steven Gorrell (September 17, 1901 – August 10, 1963) is best known for writing the lyrics for the song "Georgia on My Mind".
Born in Knox, Indiana, Gorrell attended Indiana University; there he became friends with fellow student Hoagy Carmichael. After hearing Carmichael play the newly-composed melody at a party, Gorrell stayed up all night with Carmichael working on the song and ended up writing lyrics for it.
Gorrell became a banker and never wrote another lyric in his life.
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