Hank Williams Jr. – Dixie On My Mind

The song was Williams Jr.'s fourth number one on the country chart. The single went to number one for one week and spent nine weeks on the country chart.

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Cover LP Hank Williams, Jr. Elektra 1981
Cover LP Hank Williams, Jr. Elektra 1981

“Dixie on My Mind” is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Hank Williams Jr.. It was released in May 1981 as the second single from the album Rowdy. The song was Williams Jr.’s fourth number one on the country chart. The single went to number one for one week and spent nine weeks on the country chart.

The song features Hank attempting to give big city life a fair shot (New York City in particular) but ends up feeling more dissatisfied than ever with city life, but is unable to return home (“Lord I’m stuck up here but I’ve got Dixie on my mind”).



From the album Rowdy
B-side “Ramblin’ Man”
Released May 30, 1981
Genre Country, country rock
Length 2:37
Label Elektra/Curb
Songwriter(s) Hank Williams Jr.
Producer(s) Jimmy Bowen





Hank Williams Jr. – Dixie On My Mind lyrics

All the stations up here they don’t sign off with Dixie
The way they did in sweet home Alabam’
And the people here don’t sip Jack Daniels whiskey
The way they do in the Tennessee mountain land

I’d always heard lots about the big apple
So I thought I’d come up here and see
But all I’ve seen so far is one big hassle
Wish I was camped out on the Okeechobee

If this is the promised land, I’ve had all I can stand,
And I’m headed back below that Dixie line
No I just don’t fit in, and I’ll never come back again
But I’m busted here an’ I got Dixie on my mind
Oh I’m stuck up here an’ I got Dixie on my mind

(Yee-ha)

These people never smile or say a word
They’re all too busy tryin’ to make an extra dime
Oh I’d love to haul ’em all down around Spartanburg
And show ’em how to raise hell in Carolin’

Oh the things you know that I miss most of all
Is the freedom of the rivers and the pines
They don’t do much huntin’ and fishin’ up here ya know
But I have met a few squirrels and one porcupine

Well if this is the promised land, I’ve had all I can stand
Wish I was down in Houston town tonight
No I just don’t fit in, and I’ll never come back again
But I’m busted here an’ I got Dixie on my mind
Oh I’m stuck up here an’ got Dixie on my mind

Single Hank Williams, Jr. Elektra 1980
Single Hank Williams, Jr. Elektra 1980
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