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Several iconic artists get a shout-out in Trace Adkin‘s #1 country hit from 2006. “Ladies Love Country Boys” mentions southern rock favorites such as Charlie Daniels and Hank Williams Jr., and of course, Skynyrd.
Country star Jamey Johnson co-wrote the rowdy tune with Rivers Rutherford and George Teren, in which Trace sings about a city gal who falls in love with a country boy. He says no matter how hard parents try, there’s just something about country boys that their daughters can’t resist.
Skynyrd gets their shout-out in the song’s final chorus, during which Trace also references the famous “turn it up!” line before “Sweet Home Alabama”:
“And they go riding in the middle of a pickup truck, blaring Lynyrd Skynyrd, yelling ‘Turn it up!’ You can raise her up a lady but there’s one thing you just can’t avoid. Ladies love country boys.”
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