Bayou Country is the second album by American band Creedence Clearwater Revival, released in It was CCR's first album to be certified Platinum, and would go on to multi-platinum status. The album's single "Proud Mary/Born on the Bayou" was also the band's first gold single. Creedence Clearwater Revival (Photo by the sroaden.site) Released in , “Born on the Bayou” is the first track of Creedence Clearwater Revival on their second album, Bayou Country, also released in the same sroaden.site reached no. 2 on the Billboard charts. The song was the B-side of the band’s “ Proud Mary.” Meanwhile, American singer-songwriter John Fogerty wrote the song. Overall, the material in Bayou Country is not always strong, but Creedence Clearwater Revival plays with enough gusto to overcome this problem. With the stronger material, they are excellent. With.