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Songs of Home
Oklahoma’s state song is famous worldwide. But what other tunes recall the Sooner State? One writer lists some of the most Oklahoma songs of all time.
By Ryan LaCroix
Published January/February 2016
Leon Russell: “Home Sweet Oklahoma” (1971)
An anthem for any Oklahoman who has moved away from the state, “Home Sweet Oklahoma” is a classic tale of the storied relationship between absence and fondness. The beginning of the song finds Russell in a hurry to break loose from his dusty Oklahoma home in search of his Hollywood dream. When he returns, he finds life nice and slow and everything much happier than he remembered.