Sweet Southern Comfort

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"Sweet Southern Comfort"
Buddy Jewell - Sweet Southern Comfort.jpg
Single by Buddy Jewell
from the album Buddy Jewell
Released October 27, 2003
Genre Country
Length 3:32
Label Columbia Nashville
Writer(s) Rodney Clawson
Brad Crisler[1]
Producer(s) Clint Black
Buddy Jewell singles chronology
"Help Pour Out the Rain (Lacey's Song)"
"Sweet Southern Comfort"
"One Step at a Time"

"Sweet Southern Comfort" is a song written by Rodney Clawson and Brad Crisler,[1] and recorded by American country music artist Buddy Jewell. It was released in October 2003 as the second single from his album Buddy Jewell. It peaked at number 3 on the United States Hot Country Singles & Tracks in 2004, as did his previous single "Help Pour Out the Rain (Lacey's Song)" in 2003. It also peaked at number 40 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.[2]


The song tells of a small town man comparing small towns in the Southern U.S. to his hometown. Although his town is never mentioned it is implied that it is also in the Southern U.S. It mentions many Southern U.S. states such as Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Arkansas, and Georgia.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Eric Welch. It was released November 8, 2003.

Chart positions[edit]

"Sweet Southern Comfort" debuted at number 47 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of November 1, 2003.

Chart (2003-2004) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 3
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 40

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 12


  1. ^ a b "Sweet Southern Comfort – Buddy Jewell". AllMusic. Retrieved July 27, 2014. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 210. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  3. ^ "Buddy Jewell – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Buddy Jewell.
  4. ^ "Buddy Jewell – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Buddy Jewell.
  5. ^ "Best of 2004: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2004. Retrieved July 11, 2012. 

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