My Home's in Alabama

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"My Home's in Alabama" is a song 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.


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1994
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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, I held on to my music; I let the ladies walk away
Took my songs and dreams to nashville and then 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)

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..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 the 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

Well 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 love finds a way
Somewhere high on lookout mountain I'll just smile with pride and say that my

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Alabama

Alabama is a country music and southern rock band from Fort Payne, Alabama, United States. The band was founded in 1969 by Randy Owen (lead vocals, Rhythm Guitar) and his cousin Teddy Gentry (bass guitar, background vocals), soon joined by Jeff Cook (Lead Guitar, fiddle, keyboards). In 1973, after Owen's graduation from Jacksonville State University, they gave up their day jobs and weekend gigs. The group, formerly known as "Wildcountry", left Fort Payne and Lookout Mountain to explore the possibilities of the club scene in surrounding coastal South Carolina. The band is often credited with bringing country music groups (as opposed to solo vocalists) into the mainstream, paving the way for the success of today's top country groups. Since i… more »

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Written by: RANDY OWEN, TEDDY GENTRY

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