Alan Jackson – “My Home’s in Alabama” Live at 40th ACM Awards
Watch Alan Jackson as he performed this beautiful song “My Home’s in Alabama” at the 40th ACM Awards night. This song was written by Randy Owen and Teddy Gentry, and recorded by American country music band Alabama. It was released in January 1980 as the second single and title track from the album My Home’s in Alabama. In the years since its release, “My Home’s in Alabama” became widely considered as the song that sparked the band’s rise to eventual superstardom. Enjoy!!!
About Alan Jackson
Alan Jackson was born in the small town of Newnan, Georgia, on October 17, 1958. He grew up singing gospel music, both in church and at home with his family, and as a teenager he performed locally as part of a country duo. He left school to work and married his high-school sweetheart, Denise, who worked as an airline stewardess. In 1989, Jackson became the first artist signed to Arista’s new country division. Jackson’s debut album, Here in the Real World, was issued in 1990 and became a platinum-selling hit on the strength of four Top Five hits: the title cut, “Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow,” “Wanted,” and the first of many chart-toppers, “I’d Love You All Over Again.” He shot to full-fledged superstardom with the follow-up, 1991’s Don’t Rock the Jukebox, whose title track was an inescapable number one smash that year. (Click here to Read more)
Alan Jackson – My Home’s in Alabama lyrics
Drinkin' was forbidden in my Christian country home I learned to play the flattop on them good ol' Gospel songs Then I heard about the barrooms just across the Georgia line Where a boy could make a livin' playin' guitar late at night Had to learn about the ladies, too young to understand Why the young girls fall in love with the boys in the band When the boys turn to music, the girls just turn away To some other guitar picker in some other late night place Yeah, held on to my music, I let the ladies walk away Took my songs and dreams to Nashville then I moved on to L.A. Up to New York City all across the USA I lost so much of me but there's enough of me to say that my Home's in Alabama, no matter where I lay my head My home's in Alabama, Southern born and Southern bred What keeps me goin' I don't really know Can't be the money Lord knows I'm always broke Could it be the satisfaction of bein' understood When the people really love ya and let you know when it's good Oh I'll speak my Southern English just as natural as I please I'm in the heart of Dixie, Dixie's in the heart of me And someday when I make it, when luck finds a way Somewhere high on Lookout Mountain I'll just smile with pride and say that my Home's in Alabama, no matter where I lay my head My home's in Alabama, Southern born and Southern bred Southern born and Southern bred Southern born and Southern bred And my home's in Alabama, no matter where I lay my head My home's in Alabama, Southern born and Southern bred Southern born and Southern bred Southern born and Southern bred
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