North Carolina Songs

  • By Alan Hodge
  • Photography by istockphoto.com/desja

If your ears perk up at every mention of North Carolina in song, don't be ashamed. You're one of us.


North Carolina is a musical place, and Orville Campbell operated one of North Carolina’s most successful record labels in Chapel Hill from 1948 to 1965. In 1953, Colonial Records produced a live recording of a comedy monologue titled “What it Was, Was Football,” by then little-known Andy Griffith. Demand for the recording became so great that Campbell sold the master to Capitol Records. This quiz first appeared in the September 2012 issue of Our State.

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Since 1933, Our State has shared stories about North Carolina with readers both in state and around the world. We celebrate the people and places that make this state great. From the mountains to the coast, we feature North Carolina travel, history, food, and beautiful scenic photography.
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