• This romantic song finds Randy Houser recalling a teenage relationship with a girl called Evangeline. The Lake, Mississippi native penned the tune with James Otto, who is best known for his country chart-topper "Just Got Started Lovin' You."
  • Ride with me down to Louisiana
    Roll with me down to New Orleans
    We'll dip our toes in the Mississippi River
    Ride with me, Evangeline

    The song came from Houser reminiscing how he would take off from class at Central Community College with Evangeline. He recalled to Billboard that they'd drive down to New Orleans and spend all night, hang out, then drive right back in the early morning and be back for class.


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Bob Dylan Lyric QuizMusic Quiz

Think you know your Bob Dylan lyrics? Take this quiz to find out.

Evolution Of The Prince SymbolSong Writing

The evolution of the symbol that was Prince's name from 1993-2000.

Tom Bailey of Thompson TwinsSongwriter Interviews

Tom stopped performing Thompson Twins songs in 1987, in part because of their personal nature: "Hold Me Now" came after an argument with his bandmate/girlfriend Alannah Currie.

Barry Dean ("Pontoon," "Diamond Rings And Old Barstools")Songwriter Interviews

A top country songwriter, Barry talks about writing hits for Little Big Town, Tim McGraw and Jason Aldean.

Jethro TullFact or Fiction

Stage urinals, flute devices, and the real Aqualung in this Fact or Fiction.

Jules Shear - "All Through The Night"They're Playing My Song

Shears does very little promotion, which has kept him secluded from the spotlight. What changed when Cyndi Lauper had a hit with his song? Not much, really.