Vidalia - "Louisianne"
Ronnie Calhoun, founder of the band Vidalia, didn't really think much of the song "Louisianne" when he first wrote it. Calhoun said he wrote it while knocking some beers back under his carport one evening. "I was just writing a fun little song that paid tribute to all of the cool things that me and my friends have done over the years. I wasn't really thinking this was a song we would record and release as a band." But, Calhoun said when he first shared the song with band mates Matt Tortorich (guitar and producer) and Charlie Hugg (former lead singer) they both immediately said this is a song they have to cut. "I showed it to a few people to get some feedback and everybody that heard it love it, so we cut it." Calhoun says he believes the song resonates with so many fans because the lyrics aren't just anecdotal....they are real places and things that so many people around the state have lived. "My job as a songwriter is to take my listeners to another place for 3 or 4 minutes. I think people really enjoy taking a few minutes away from the stress in their lives to reminisce about the good times they've had."
You can also watch the LSU Football Tiger Stadium version of "Louisianne" here: