Rosanne Cash – Top 10 Songs about Southern Places

I am extremely pleased not to mention honoured to bring a fascinating music Top 10 to you from the superb Rosanne Cash. Rosanne has had an amazing musical career and most recently won the ‘Album of The Year’ at the prestigious ‘Americana Music Honors and Awards’ for her album The List

Rosanne was also the winner of the recent Top 10 Blog Top Musical Tweeter Award and I was delighted when she accepted my invitation to be a guest on the blog with a Top 10 of her own. You can find out a lot more about Rosanne on rosannecash.comand you can follow her on Twitter @rosannecash

My top ten songs about Southern places, because I love the South and because some day I want to do a record of the same. Not in any order.

‘Biloxi’ written by Jesse Winchester and performed by Jimmy Buffett

‘Georgia on My Mind’ written and performed by Hoagy Carmichael.

‘Big River’ written and performed by Johnny Cash.

‘Memphis In The Meantime’ written and performed by John Hiatt

‘Tennessee’ written and performed by Cory Chisel

‘Highway 61 Revisited’ written by Bob Dylan and performed by Johnny Winter.

‘Luckenback Texas’ written by Chips Moman and Bobby Emmons and performed by Waylon Jennings

‘Where The Hell is Robert E Lee’ written and performed by Chelsea Crowell (click the image for a sample)

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‘Miss the Mississippi’  written by Bill Halley and performed by Emmylou Harris.

‘Leaving Louisiana In the Broad Daylight’ written by Rodney Crowell and Donivan Cowart and performed by Emmylou Harris

Many thanks to you Rosanne for taking the time to do this Top 10 list and for doing me the honour of being a guest on the blog!

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  • Sally

    Great list. Sure that’s not Jimmy Buffet performing “Biloxi” though? Seems I remember it from an old album.

    • You may be right! I could not be 100% sure, any other definitive thoughts out there?

    • Beth

      Yep, that’s Jimmy Buffett

  • Anonymous

    Great picks! My own list would include Lucinda Williams’ “Crescent City”

  • Don

    Yeah, it’s copyright 1970 by Jesse Winchester. But that’s Jimmy Buffet’s cover from his album ‘Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes’ from 1987.

  • I always enjoy music lists made by musicians. I also like that it’s specifically songs about Southern places.
    Suh-weeet list Rosanne. And future kudos on the upcoming album you want to make. And congrats to Tony Hastings for finding the best talent to Top 10’ize!

  • Clement Yeung

    Nice taste in music – it’s refreshing :)

  • Robert Keil

    Hey!!!! You failed to mention “Okie from Muskogee”.