Mississippi In July

Album: Rubberband (2013)
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Songfacts®:

  • This song finds Worsham's protagonist watching a former girlfriend tying the knot and feeling the twinge of "what if." "

    The inspiration for that came from making trips home from Nashville and reading in the paper about friends getting married," the singer told Radio.com. "I actually played for a friend from high school's wedding reception. It's part truth, part fiction sort of thing, but I can certainly relate to the character within that story. If you've ever driven through the Delta it's pretty easy to describe the landscape and it definitely conjures up a very specific emotion. It's a lonely looking place. I think songs come out better if you either went through the experience firsthand or you can relate to the emotion the story or the experience is trying to get across."

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