Tupelo

Album: Wildflower (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • This Hillary Lindsey, Steven McEwan and Gordie Sampson penned song finds Lauren singing of taking a drive down to Tupelo in Mississippi with the boy she loves. She told Taste of Country: "'Tupelo' has been one of my favorites since the very beginning. It has one of the coolest vibes to it. It's not like any other Country song out there. It has a summertime feel to it — like the wind is blowing or you're lying in a hammock. It's about taking a trip with this boy that you are in love with, and having fun with him as he does things like picking a wildflower and putting it in your hair. It's a cute story about a boy and a girl taking a trip just to spend time together, driving around and doing nothing."
  • Tupelo is best known as the birthplace of Elvis Presley. Other songs that namecheck the Mississippi city include John Lee Hooker's "Tupelo Blues," which chronicles a flood there and Bobby Gentry's "Ode to Billy Joe," where the brother of the tragic titular character buys a store in Tupelo. Van Morrison also has a song called "Tupelo Honey."

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