Jimmie Davis was a Louisiana Governor and musician born to sharecroppers in Jackson Parish between 1899 and 1903. Before entering politics, Davis enjoyed a successful career as a folk musician. This would eventually aid him in his gubernatorial elections, as he would often perform while on campaign, warranting the nickname “the singing governor.” He served two terms as governor of Louisiana: from 1944 to 1948, and again from 1960 to 1964. Davis released over 40 albums throughout his lifetime and explored a variety of genres, including country and gospel. His music appeared in many films, as did Davis himself. His most famous song, “You Are My Sunshine” (1939), has been rerecorded hundreds of times and is one of the state songs of Louisiana.
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Davis, Jimmie, 1899-2000.
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