Mudcrutch founder, Heartbreaker, Traveling WIlbury, solo artist, multi-instrumentalist and producer, a song tribute to the songwriter who has sadly passed away aged 66. The boy from Gainsville, Florida was first inspired by meeting Elvis Presley when he was only 10. Many great songs are being suggested to mark his passing, but this, from the 1985 from the album of the same name, is defiant and moving, highlighting the importance of being oneself, of being proud of your roots, appropriate for an artist who constantly fought for artistic freedom with record companies and also sang, of course, I Won't Back Down. Southern Accents was fiercely fought over with four different versions by band members, but in this live rendition, it all comes together perfectly:
There's a southern accent, where I come from
The young 'uns call it country
The yankees call it dumb
I got my own way of talkin'
But everything gets done, with a southern accent
Where I come from …
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