Claire Ulanoff

Claire Ulanoff

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Country - Contemporary | Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Total Song Plays: 11,082   
Member Since: 2006
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Song Description

Welcome to the heart of the South.

Story Behind the Song

Roxie is small town Mississippi, where Doug grew up. The lyric is his description of the town and the people.


(Claire Ulanoff/Doug Wilkinson)

Welcome to downtown Roxie Mississippi
Where time stands still 'n every day's the same
Junior Brown still runs his daddy's grocery
And they're servin' grits 'n butter at Dixie's CafAc

The railroad station's just about forgotten
But old men sit on benches keepin' watch
Maybe they think the trains'll come back
If they stare at the tracks long enough
Heard tell Miss Mary's feelin' poorly
So my mama's gonna fix her a plate...that's the

Heart of the South
Home and faith and family is what it's all about
That's how I was raised up and I've never had a doubt
That's the heart of the South

The laundromat's open twenty-four seven
It's where the girls and boys meet every night
That's where I first kissed Ruby Jean Taylor
And asked her if someday she'd be my wife
Folks all gather Sunday mornings
'n sing the hymns their grandmas sang...that's the


These people and this little town are who and what I am
This country road is hallowed ground that takes me back the


Song Length
Country - Traditional, Country - General
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal

2000 and later

Lyric Credits Claire Ulanoff, Doug Wilkinson
Music Credits Claire Ulanoff
Producer Credits Dave Smith