Louisiana State Songs
Beginning in 1932 Louisiana has adopted six state songs. The state has three official state songs, one official state environmental song and one official state march song, and the official state song for the Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita recovery effort.
Song of Louisiana
Louisiana, by an act of her legislative bodies, approved on July 14, 1932, adopted as her official State song the musical composition entitled Song of Louisiana, the words and music of which were composed by Vashti Robertson Stopher.
Louisiana My Home Sweet Home
Act 196 of 1952: ...There shall be, and is, hereby adopted and established as the official state march song for the state of Louisiana, a musical composition, with lyrics by Sammie McKenzie and Lou Levoy and music by Castro Carazo, and entitled, "Louisiana My Home Sweet Home"...
Give Me Louisiana
Act 431 of 1970 and Act 540 of 1977: ...The official state song for the State of Louisiana shall be a musical composition, with words and music by Doralice Fontane, entitled: "Give Me Louisiana"...
You Are My Sunshine
Act 540 of 1977: ...The official song for the State of Louisiana shall also be the musical composition with words and music by Governor Jimmie H. Davis and Charles Mitchell, entitled "You Are My Sunshine". Visit Peer Music's Jimmie Davis page to hear a brief audio clip.
The Gifts of Earth
Act 1070 of 1990:...There shall be and is hereby adopted and established as the official state environmental song for the State of Louisiana, a musical composition, with lyrics and music by Frances LeBeau of East Carroll Parish, and entitled, "The Gifts of Earth"...
Come Back to Louisiana
Act No. 200 of the 2006 Louisiana Legislature declared the song "Come Back to Louisiana," by Kenner musician Jay Chevalier and Bobby Attwood, the official state song for the Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita recovery effort. Chevalier is a member of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame, a member of the Louisiana Political Hall of Fame (2003), and a member of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame (2008).
Source: Louisiana State Legislature, (http://legis.state.la.us), November 30, 2004
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