Southern Comforts: 25 Best Songs About the South
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Ray Charles' "Georgia on My Mind" and George Strait's "All My Exes Live in Texas" are two of the best songs about the south. Gary Null/NBC via Getty; Christopher Polk/Getty

From Nashville cats who play clean as country water to Bible Belt rappers who chronicle the wheelings and dealings of the Dirty South, musicians have a long history of setting the pace, pulse and people of Dixie to music. Here, we bring you the best of the old, sweet songs that've kept Georgia — and all of the southern states — on our minds during one of the coldest winters in decades.