Alabama‘s “Song Of The South” was released on this day in 1988.

According to Wikipedia: “Song of the South” is a song written by Bob McDill. First recorded by American country music artist Bobby Bare on his 1980 album Drunk & Crazy, a version by Johnny Russell reached number 57 on the U.S. Billboard country chart in 1981. Another cover by Tom T. Hall and Earl Scruggs peaked at number 72 in 1982 from the album Storyteller and the Banjo Man.

A cover released in November 1988 by Alabama, from their album Southern Star, reached number 1 on both the U.S. and Canadian country charts.

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