“When it comes to musicians, Alabama’s got most states beat. To name but a few: Hank Williams, Nat King Cole, W.C. Handy, Dinah Washington, the Louvin Brothers, Wilson Pickett, Arthur Alexander, Clarence Carter, Percy Sledge, the Delmore Brothers, Jake Hess and Jim Nabors. When I asked Hurschel Wiginton, leader of the Nashville Edition, the vocal group that sang backgrounds on many a Tammy Wynette record, why so many musicians came from Alabama, he said, ‘I think all of us were pretty hungry. We tried harder.’” - Jimmy McDonough from Tammy Wynette: Tragic Country Queen
One of these days I might run as governor of my home state, Alabama, and my entire platform will be to rid the state of the song Sweet Home Alabama and educate everyone on the true musical history of the state.
Obviously I won’t win but it will be a battle worth fighting.