ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Musicians connected to R.E.M., the Drive-By Truckers and other Georgia bands have joined forces to perform live and in a video as part of an effort to stop a planned Walmart store from being built in Athens.
The song "After It's Gone" was recorded by a group of Athens musicians known as the Downtown 13.
The Athens Banner-Herald reports (http://bit.ly/yHhNq2) that Drive-By Truckers frontman Patterson Hood wrote the song with collaboration from Mike Mills, 1 of the founding members of R.E.M.
The musicians recently performed the song live on the roof of Wuxtry Records in downtown Athens.
Calls to Arkansas-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Thursday morning were not immediately returned.
Information from: Athens Banner-Herald, http://www.onlineathens.com