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The latest song-place added is Lay It Down - Sister Hazel | Place: Gainesville, FloridaWhen you think of Gainesville, images that come to mind are crocodiles, NCAA football teams, and energy drinks. But when the members of Sister Hazel think of Gainesville, they think of home and of their namesake: Sister Hazel Williams.

The band named themselves after a nun (yes, a nun), who is one of the most giving, caring, and generous people they have ever met. Sister Hazel (the woman, not the band), in her long life has achieved much. She’s a community service powerhouse. She’s... [read more]

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