This month marks the 44th anniversary of Glen’s Southern Nights album, which hit number 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and included Glen’s hit track of the same name.

Glen Campbell chose to record the song "Southern Nights" because it reminded him of his rural childhood in Arkansas, and his arrangement became a huge hit. Said Campbell, "My dad told me when I was a kid, 'You're having the best time of your life, and you don't even know it.' Sure enough, he was right. Now I really feel the need to go back home, float down the Missouri River, and fish for bass and crappies. It's real peaceful, and remote from things like telephones. My head is still there."

Did you know “Southern Nights” is Glen Campbell’s most streamed song, for the whole world? Thanks to an incredible scene in the motion picture Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, “Southern Nights” found a whole new generation of fans. James Gunn, the film’s director, was influenced by his mom’s love for Glen Campbell’s music and chose to include the track in the movie!

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Cynthia_Simien's picture

This is an amazing song and we love this version.

It was written by our own Allen Toussaint and we are in the process of having it become an official Louisiana state song- the first one to be written by an African American composer.

We'd be most grateful if you could submit a note of support for HB351 to the House Speaker Pro Temps Tanner Magee, Admin Asst Kim Dodd,

Thank you kindly.

Terrance Simien, two time GRAMMY award winning artist and friend of the late Allen Toussaint.