Jerry Reed – Are You From Dixie (‘Cause I’m from Dixie Too), is a song written by lyricist Jack Yellen and composer George L. Cobb, who teamed up to create several Vaudeville-era songs celebrating the American South. It was originally recorded by Billy Murray in 1916.
The song has been covered by many pop and country artists. One of the most successful recordings was by American country music artist Jerry Reed. His version was released in August 1969 as the only single from his album, Jerry Reed Explores Guitar Country. The song reached a peak of #11 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.
The song is part of tradition at the University of Southern Mississippi. It is regularly played as a part of the Pride of Mississippi Marching Band’s repertoire, being played after every extra point in a Southern Miss Golden Eagles football game.
Jerry Reed – Are You From Dixie (‘Cause I’m from Dixie Too)
From the album Jerry Reed Explores Guitar Country
B-side “A Worried Man”
Released August 4, 1969
Label RCA Records
Songwriter(s) Jack Yellen, George L. Cobb
Producer(s) Chet Atkins