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I'm a classic rock freak - ACDC, Zeppelin, Molly Hatchet, ZZ Top and all of the legendary bands shaped who I am today.

Coming to Alabama, I thought everyone would be a huge county music fan, (I wasn't wrong) but one thing I never expected was the love for classic southern bands. I should've known that honestly. But the love for Led Zeppelin and Alabama is unreal.

These great people down south have such a love and fellowship with this 'Dixie' formed bands. With country being huge in the 40's and 50's, so many great kids growing up meshed it with the newly formed genre, rock and roll. With the flair of the pentatonic scale played on different levels of the neck, it gave it that homey sound with the electric diddle that most of the southern rockers knew from their childhood.

The song that changed my life gets played daily on the airwaves and for me, will never get old. The song is simple and conveys a timeless beauty of the land that they love. When it comes to telling a story, Alabama the band never fails.

You see that mountain over there,
Yea, one of these days
I'm going to climb that mountain.
Oh play me some mountain music.
Like Grandma and Grandpa used to play.
Then I'll float on down the river to the Cajun hideaway.
Drift away like Tom Sawyer.
Ride a raft with old Huck Finn.
Take a nap like Rip Van Winkle.
Lay streaming again.

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