Okay, thanks to the author of this fine blog: http://dare-to-tri.blogspot.com/ I decided to get on it and add a little music to my blog. Thanks Teacherwoman! I had started a project playlist playlist back several months ago. I started adding a little to it today and voila! I'm very pleased with most of it. Some seem to be a little loud, so apologies in advance.
Back to the topic at hand. I am SO happy to be from the south, generally and Georgia, specifically. This is not an indictment of the north. I know people who are from there and love it. My sister lived in Detroit for a year-and-a-half and would go back if our parents weren't down here. Anyway! I heard the state song of Georgia, which is, of course, "Georgia on My Mind." Although I like Willie Nelson's version, the only version of Hoagy Carmichael's awesome song is Ray Charles. It was written in 1930 as a collaboration of Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell. The lyrics were written by Gorrell for Carmichael's sister Georgia, according to Wikipedia.
Go ahead, scroll down and take a listen to one of the finest songs you'll hear. Also, there's "Stars Fell on Alabama" which is a mighty fine song also, and I can't believe that it's not the state song. The "stars" refer to a meteor shower or something like that I recall hearing.
Here's a listing of the state songs. Come on Tennessee, make a decision. http://www.50states.com/songs/
Well, that's all I've got right now. Went with Snoopy and Fiona shopping almost all day. Exhausted.