Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight

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"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
Format 7" single
Genre Country
Length 2:59
Label MCA
Writer(s) Rodney Crowell, Donivan Cowart
Producer(s) Ron Chancey
The Oak Ridge Boys singles chronology
"Dream On"
"Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight"
"Trying to Love Two Women"

"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.[1]


A story of unhappy love of a girl.[2]

The single was performed by the band on the 1981 The Dukes of Hazzard episode "State of the County".

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1979-1980) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 251. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ "The Oak Ridge Boys – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for The Oak Ridge Boys.

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Preceded by
"I'll Be Coming Back for More"
by T. G. Sheppard
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

February 9, 1980
Succeeded by
"Love Me Over Again"
by Don Williams
Preceded by
"Help Me Make It Through the Night"
by Willie Nelson
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

February 9, 1980