I grew up on Merle Haggard, ZZ Top and CDB
And if that Freebird wasn't soarin
Y'all would have never heard of me
Turn up Bocephus on the radio
Marshall Tucker now can't you see
You can take me out the country
But you'll never take the country out of me
Can't go a day without Waylon Jennings
And the red haired stranger's on mind
Johnny Cash and Jimmy Rogers
JJ Cale and old John Prine
My Sweet Melissa keeps on callin'
Take a load off Annalee
I ain't never been to Heaven
But I hear it's just the same as Tennessee
Now my face might seem familiar
You see me smiling on T.V.
They might take me out to L.A.
But They'll never take sweet Dixieland from me
They might take me out the country
But They'll never take the country out of me
If you didn't know that I was country
Alabama's always home to me