Down South

Songfacts®:

  • The song's demo was fortuitously found at the bottom of a pile when Lady A were picking tracks for their 747 album. "I fell in love with the song, and the track, and the guitars and the vocals, and the message," Dave Haywood recalled to The Boot.
  • The Lady A trio were initially unaware that the co-writer and demo singer was one Stephanie Chapman, who happens to be the wife of 747 producer, Nathan Chapman. "We gave it a lot more energy than what the demo had," Charles Kelley said of their version. "The demo was a lot more 'American Honey,' and we gave it a little bit more of a rawness and an edge to it. It's not just about down south. It's about yearning for home, yearning for that familiarity of what you're used to and what you grew up with."

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