Man’s song about Louisiana flooding goes viral

(WGNO) - Josh Johnson's music is resonating with the people of Louisiana.

The Eunice, La. resident likes to sing and write music, so when he couldn't sleep one night, he started writing.

"I was sitting on my bed Monday (August 15) night; I was thinking to myself about the weather. 'I said I have to make a song like this," Johnson said.

It began with one line: Louisiana blood is thicker than water.

Since he posted the video last Thursday (August 18), the video has gotten more than 216,000 views on Facebook and been shared 7,600 times.


"What I tried to embody in writing this song was our spirit and our resiliency and how we overcome these types of disasters that we're very, very prone to here in this state," Johnson said. "I try not to focus on the really tragic things for that reason... More about the spirit of our people and helping each other and communities coming together and that sort of thing."

He said he is overwhelmed by the response to the song. He's hoping to record it and make it available to everyone who wants to download it.

You can check out more of Josh's music on his Facebook page and his website.