I feel like there are some good songs missing here but all I can think of right now (that I wish were on this list) is "Carolina Christmas" by Squirrel Nut Zippers. Anyway, check out YES! Weekly's Ten Best songs about North Carolina (via Largehearted Boy):
Old Crow Medicine Show - "Wagon Wheel"Can anyone think of other good songs about North Carolina? Where the shit is Trees Lounge's 50-states project when you need it?
Superchunk - "Driveway to Driveway"
Brandon D - "Da Kak Joint"
James Taylor - "Carolina on My Mind"
Sonic Youth - "Chapel Hill"
Whiskeytown - "Excuse Me While I Break My Own Heart Tonight"
Petey Pablo - "Raise Up"
Bruce Piephoff - "Riding the Stream"
Shooter Jennings - "Gone to Carolina"
Townes Van Zandt - "Greensboro Woman"
By the way, those who know me know I'm not the biggest Sonic Youth fan out there (I do like them a lot, just don't know all of their songs super well) so big-ups to them for name checking Char Grill in their song "Chapel Hill".
"We'll round up the Durham HC kids/ And the char grill killers/ Jesse H. come into our pit/ All ages show…."
(neeeed Hamburger Steak and medium shake)