Alabama Gives Up and Goes With It.

    In a move that most people thought happened at least a decade ago, Alabama Governor Bob Riley announced that Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama” would be used to promote tourism in the state in 2008. According to market research, the song’s catch phrase was viewed favorably by 71 percent of out of state residents, 65 percent of in state residents, and one hundred percent of Drive By Truckers fans. The orginal story can be found here.