Charles Kelley Stevie Nicks

Southern Accents (Charles Kelley feat. Stevie Nicks)

Southern Accents Charles Kelley feat. Stevie Nicks


“Southern Accents,” a Tom Petty cover, is Track 4 on Charles Kelley‘s debut solo album The Driver (2016). It features vocals from Stevie Nicks.


There’s a southern accent
Where I come from
The young’uns call it country
The Yankees call it dumb

I got my own way of talkin’
But everything is done
With a southern accent
Where I come from

Now that drunk tank in Atlanta’s
Just a motel room to me
Think I might go work in Orlando
If them orange groves don’t freeze

Got my own way of workin’
But everything is run
With a southern accent
Where I come from

For just a minute there I was dreaming
For just a minute it was all so real
For just a minute she was standing there with me

There’s a dream I keep having
Where my mama comes to me
And kneels down over by the window
And she says a prayer for me

I got my own way of prayin’
And everyone’s begun
With a southern accent
Where I come from


Got my own way of livin’
But everything gets done
With a southern accent
Where I come from
Where I come from

(Tom Petty) © 1985 Gone Gator Music (ASCAP)


Bass: Jimmie Lee Sloas
Drums: Chad Cromwell
Acoustic guitar: Mark Trussell & Biff Watson
Electric guitar: Jerry McPherson
Petal steel: Abe Stoklasa
Piano & accordion: Michael Rojas
Harmony vocals: Stevie Nicks & Charles Kelley

Production Credits

Produced by Paul Worley
Recorded by Clarke Schleicher at Shabby Row, Nashville TN
Assisted by Erik Hellerman
Vocal recordings and overdubs by Erik Hellerman at Shabby Row
Additional recordings and editing by Kevin Harper at Shabby Row and the Warner Studios
Additional recording at Major Bob Studio
Stevie Nicks vocals recorded by Scott Campbell at The Village, Los Angeles CA
Mixed by Clarke Schleicher at the Warner Studios, Nashville TN
Assisted by Kevin Harper, Brad Winters, and Mark Farnum
Mastered by Andrew Mendelson at Georgetown Masters, Nashville TN
Assisted by Adam Grover, Steven Dewey, and Andrew Darby
Production Assistant: Jeremy Witt
Production Coordination by Paige Connors
Stevie Nicks appears courtesy of Reprise Records