Buttermilk Road

Story Behind The Song

Whenever we would travel to east Tennessee to visit my wife's family, we'd pass this sign on I-40 that said, "Buttermilk Road". I would always think, 'what a great title'! As my wife would describe her memories of growing up there, I began writing this song. I was happy to include the Bradbury United Methodist Church, where her parents were members for many years.

Song Description

This depicts the sights, sounds and smells of the Smoky Mountain area of Tennessee, where there is an actual Buttermilk Road. The church really exists, and the swimming hole, grape vine swing and down-home descriptions are genuine.

Song Length 2:35 Genre Country - Bluegrass
Tempo Medium Fast (131 - 150) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood In High Spirits, Pleased Subject Region, Home
Similar Artists Ricky Skaggs, Alabama Language English
Era 2000 and later


Buttermilk Road
Bob Villa

Dogwoods dancin' in the warm spring air
Redbuds bloomin' everywhere
Sweet smell of clover flirtin' with my nose
Soft spring grass ticklin' at my toes
A whisperin' creek just callin' me home
Back to Buttermilk Road

Take me back . . . to Buttermilk Road
Let me off at the swimmin' hole
Swing me out on a curly grape vine
Drop me in the water like I'm bein' baptized
Crickets and jarflies are callin' me home
Back to Buttermilk Road

Biscuits in the oven, gravy on the stove eye
Throw . . . up your hand as a neighbor goes by
Cool spring mor-nin's, warm summer nights
Colors in the fall paint the mountainsides
Baked sweet potatoes just callin' me home
Back to Buttermilk Road

The little white Bradbury church still shines
Preacher still preachin' 'bout Love Divine
Congregation singin' "There's A Song In The Air"
Smiles on their faces and love everywhere

Crickets and jarflies are callin' me home
Back to Buttermilk Road

Lyrics Bob Villa Music Bob Villa
Producer Bob Villa Publisher Desert Man Music
Performance Bob Villa Label Independent
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