Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight
|"Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight"|
|Single by The Oak Ridge Boys|
|from the album The Oak Ridge Boys Have Arrived|
|B-side||"I Gotta Get Over This"|
|Released||December 1, 1979|
|Writer(s)||Rodney Crowell, Donivan Cowart|
|The Oak Ridge Boys singles chronology|
"Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight" is a song written by Rodney Crowell and Donivan Cowart. The song was initially covered by Emmylou Harris (in whose band Crowell had played during the late 1970s), who included it on her 1978 Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town album.
The Oak Ridge Boys released the song in December 1979 as the third single from their album The Oak Ridge Boys Have Arrived. "Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight" was The Oak Ridge Boys' second number one country single, remaining at number one for a single week, and spending a total of eleven weeks on the chart.
A story of unhappy love of a girl.
The single was performed by the band on the 1981 The Dukes of Hazzard episode "State of the County".
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||1|
|Canadian RPM Country Tracks||1|
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 251.
- Randall, Alice; Carter Little; Courtney Little (2006). My Country Roots: The Ultimate MP3 Guide to America's Original Outsider Music. Thomas Nelson, Inc. p. 92. ISBN 1-59555-860-8.
- "The Oak Ridge Boys – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for The Oak Ridge Boys.
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|RPM Country Tracks
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