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The "Swamp Fox" Shines on New Album

Updated on October 3, 2010

Tony Joe White -- Louisiana Boy

Circa 1969 -- when "Polk Salad Annie" was a big hit and he also wrote "Rainy Night in Georgia".
Circa 1969 -- when "Polk Salad Annie" was a big hit and he also wrote "Rainy Night in Georgia".

Where is Oak Grove, Louisiana?

It's the parish seat of West Carroll Parish in Northeast Louisiana not far from the Arkansas border. In fact, it's 109 miles northwest of Jackson, Ms.  Not too hard to find, just north of Pioneer, LA on LA17.  

I grew up in Richland Parish about 55 miles away and remember Oak Grove for two things: great high school football teams and Tony Joe White!

The Swamp Fox at 67

At 67, White still has that swamp groove.
At 67, White still has that swamp groove.

New Music Released

White now lives in Tennessee near Nashville and has returned to performing after a few years writing.  He has written songs for Tina Turner, Joe Cocker, Kenny Chesney, Hank Williams, Jr, and Dusty Springfield just to name a few.

His work has been covered by such superstars as Elvis and Tom Jones.

He performed in September in Nashville at the 2010 Americana Music Festival Conference to introduce his new album, "The Shine" and is now touring extensively.  

The tour schedule is available at his website.

Breakthrough Hit

Buy it now!

The Shine
The Shine

New CD released in September 2010

 

Hear that trademark whisper....

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    • Wayne Brown profile image

      Wayne Brown 

      7 years ago from Texas

      I am a fan of the "Swamp Fox"...his rendition of "Rainy Night In Georgia" (above)is the absolute best and readily shows why he is an enduring talent. Besides that I grew up pretty close to Jackson myself so we may be cousins! Thanks for highlighting Tony Joe! WB

    • nifty@50 profile image

      nifty@50 

      7 years ago

      I must confess I never heard of Joe White, he sounds like an accomplished song writer! Eddie Rabbit got his big break after writing several big hits for Elvis, my favorite Kentucky Rain.

    • bayoulady profile image

      bayoulady 

      7 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA

      Hey,Louisiana Man! Great Review!I had forgotten about rainy Night In Georgia!

    • dahoglund profile image

      Don A. Hoglund 

      7 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      Another interesting performer.

    • Mentalist acer profile image

      Mentalist acer 

      7 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      Nice one FCEtier;)

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