The Battle of New Orleans – Johnny Horton Lyrics
19 Aug 2008

Album: N/A
Genre: Country
Released: 1959

This song is a classic country that describes the Battle of New Orleans in 1815 against British Forces. The single was written by Jimmie Driftwood and with many version, the most popular is from Johnny Horton. The song reached the peak position #1 on Billboard Hot 100 during 1959. The Battle of New Orleans is a song usually used during US sporting events. According to Jimmie Driftwood, the idea with the song was to create interest in all students for the history. This single won at 1960 Grammy Award for Best Country and Western Recording. Also in 2001, it won a Grammy Hall of Fame Award as one of the most important Songs of the Century by reaching the position #333.
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