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    Quote Originally Posted by thelongrun View Post
    So cool but... I saw just 1 Bridge in the Photos, Maybe 2? I used to imagine something like the Streep- Eastwood Movie

    Or silly me, is just a name....?

    No. Not just a name. The road really exists and it is the one that Steve Young had as inspiration for the song. Wikipedia tells the story as a quote from Steve Young who lived in Montgomery in the 60's.

    The roadsigns (Montgmery City Limits and Woodley Rd) confirm that these really are pictures taken from a drive down that road.

    It's for real. These are not "just some pictures" I found on the Internet. They were taken by a friend of mine who has local knowledge of the area.

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    Sorry Mike --I just saw that!! Really cool story and something to see. I was down there about 6 years ago--I wish I would of known then. I wonder what Larry would of said had I told him I had to find this road! He probably would of commited me and thought I had really finally went to Eagles La La Land!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TimothyBFan View Post
    finally went to Eagles La La Land!
    And who of us has not at times found ourselves in that Land? And, what's wrong with being there?

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    it's my official address

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    You're tickin' fricky Rhonda! (That's sort of like Tifany Twisted)

    Hey, but there are a couple of those pics that I would LOVE to get in full resolution. Poster Sized. That one with the house and a large tree loaded with Spanish Moss....that would look excellent framed over our fireplace!

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    That was great Mike. Thanks so much for posting the pics and the story. The pics are really beautiful.

    So, did Steve Young know Hank Williams, Jr. or what was the connection there?
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    I just wanted to add that La La Land is one of my favorite places to be!

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    The connection with Hank Williams Jr? Not sure. I did see that Williams resided for a while in Alabama.

    When I first read your question, I was thinking of Waylon Jennings. Jennings apparently recorded an entire album of Young's music. However, I have not been able to identify the "name" of that Jennings album.

    From all accounts, Young is highly respected particularly as a songwriter, but according to those reports, his live performances are the cream of his success though he is said to be the Least Recognized and Least Successful of all of the Singer-Songwriters.

    He has several albums out...mostly I think on RCA but I believe his latest one was on an Australian label!

    I'll have to dig around on YouTube and see if I can catch anything he's done live. But I forewarn readers here that I am NOT a Country Fan. I did get into some of the "Outlaw's" music back in the late 70's and '80s. Waylon, Willie and the Boys. That kind of stuff. "Red Headed Stranger" is probably the one I like best...both vocally and instrumentally, Willie kicks BUTT!

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgqoTDRLhfc&feature=PlayList&p=66525BA8B92 5D6C2&playnext=1&index=15[/ame]

    COOL! This guy can SANG!!!!! And this version is the FULL version!

    And another really good one:

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEQp1xDamaE[/ame]

    And some outstanding rhythm guitar!

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utxdxbguh4Q[/ame]
    Last edited by MikeA; 02-16-2009 at 09:12 PM.

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    damn, he's got chops, huh? *G*

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    I know we don't have many Country Music fans here, but Alan Jackson recorded a song called Midnight in Montgomery about visiting Hank Williams Sr grave in Montgomery Al. The tune has a real haunting melody and I love to listen to it. In the video they show the grave.

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