Southern Star (song)

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"Southern Star"
Single by Alabama
from the album Southern Star
B-side "Barefootin'"
Released November 22, 1989
Recorded January 1, 1988
Genre Country
Length 3:11
Label RCA
Writer(s) Rich Alves
Steve Dean
Roger Murrah
Producer(s) Barry Beckett
Alabama singles chronology
"High Cotton"
"Southern Star"
"Pass It On Down"

"Southern Star" is a song written Rich Alves, Steve Dean and Roger Murrah, and recorded by American country music band Alabama. It was released in November 1989 as the fourth single and title track from the album Southern Star. The song hit number one in the United States on the Hot Country Singles charts.[1]


The song is about a fairly young blue collar worker who feels he is too young to feel old, yet too old to live the free life of a young adult.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1989–1990) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1990) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 25
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 11

Other versions[edit]

David Allan Coe recorded the song on his 1989 album Crazy Daddy.[6]


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Preceded by
"Nobody's Home"
by Clint Black
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

February 10, 1990
Succeeded by
"On Second Thought"
by Eddie Rabbitt
Preceded by
"Statue of a Fool"
by Ricky Van Shelton
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

February 24, 1990