BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – Louisiana state lawmakers have voted to make the song “Southern Nights” the state’s official cultural song. ”
“Southern Nights” was written by Allen Toussaint and made popular by Glen Campbell.
The song “You Are My Sunshine” is still the state’s official song. It was co-written by former Louisiana Gov. Jimmy Davis.
The lawmakers scrapped the song “Give Me Louisiana” by Doralice Fontane from the state’s official songs list because of its references to “old plantation days.”
The bill now goes to the governor’s desk.