Southbound (song)

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Single by Sammy Kershaw
from the album Feelin' Good Train
Released 1995
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length 4:31
Label Mercury
Writer(s) Mac McAnally
Producer(s) Buddy Cannon, Norro Wilson
Sammy Kershaw singles chronology
"Third Rate Romance"
"If You're Gonna Walk, I'm Gonna Crawl"

"Southbound" is a song written and originally recorded by Mac McAnally for his 1990 album Simple Life.

It was released as a single by American country music artist Sammy Kershaw. It was released in 1995 as the third single from the album Feelin' Good Train. The song reached number 27 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1]


The song is a ballad about a narrator expressing his nostalgia for his childhood in the Southern United States.

Critical reception[edit]

Holly Gleason of CD Review described the song favorably, saying that it "paints a moving picture of emotional displacement."[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 17
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 27


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 189. 
  2. ^ Gleason, Holly. "Feelin' Good Train review". CD Review 11 (1-6): iv. 
  3. ^ "RPM Country Tracks." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. February 27, 1995. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
  4. ^ "Sammy Kershaw Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Sammy Kershaw.