California Dreamin’

California Dreamin’ was written by John Phillips and Michelle Phillips when they were living in New York. In 1963, John Phillips dreamed about the song. Upon waking, he shook his wife, Michelle, awake and together the couple wrote the songs. At the time, the couple were members of “The New Journeymen”, a folk group. This Read More

Little Rock

One of the more popular songs about Arkansas is the 1994 country song, Little Rock. The song focuses on an alcoholic man striving to put his life back together in Little Rock, Arkansas. Wal-Mart, which was founded in Little Rock, Arkansas, is also mentioned. The song was written by Tom Douglas and recorded and released Read More

The Arizona Waltz

The name Arizona was first used by Spanish explorers when they referred to “the little spring”. The term was used by a mining company which brought it to the attention of the public. From there it came to represent the entire territory that was located in the southwest between Texas and California. The Arizona Waltz Read More

North to Alaska

North to Alaska was a hit song of the 1960’s. The song was written by Mike Phillips. In 1960, Johnny Horton sang the song in the movie, also named North to Alaska . Horton sang the song over the opening titles of the movie. The song North to Alaska topped the Billboard Magazine’s Country Singles Read More

Sweet Home Alabama

We are beginning a new series this year on songs about the states.    Some of the songs will be the official state songs and other selections will be popular songs about that particular state.   I hope you enjoy!   Sweet Home Alabama When thinking about songs concerning the states, Sweet Home Alabama is Read More