The time Waylon Jennings asked Alan Jackson, 'what the hell is a chattahoochee?'

'Nobody’s gonna know what that is'
Alan Jackson
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Don’t worry, you aren’t the only one who isn’t exactly sure what a Chattahoochee is, even though you’ve been singing along with Alan Jackson about it for years.

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Before you rush to Google it or “ask Alexa,” take some comfort in the fact that Waylon Jennings also didn’t know and was in the same predicament years ago.

“I think Waylon said one time… ‘What the hell is a ‘Chattahoochee?’” Alan recalled during a recent interview with Spotify. “That’s why it was surprising to me when they decided to put ‘Chattahoochee’ out, I was reluctant, ’cause I said, ‘Nobody’s gonna know what that is.’”

Those who have already succumbed to curiosity have found the Chattahoochee is a river near Jackson’s hometown. It splits the southern border between Alabama and Georgia and also the border between Florida and Georgia.

While the river may not be known by many, Jackson has found over the years that every town has its own "Chattahoochee," which has made the song so relatable.

“The regular working people, professional people, just trying to do the same things, make a living, raise a family, enjoy life. I learned that there’s a Chattahoochee everywhere.”

So now you know, and can sing along with more confidence and knowledge than ever!

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