I can definitely relate to a few things in the song. Going mudding on a dirt road, going to football games, I did a few of those things.
Why are you always on the verge of goodbye, before I`ll show you how I really feel inside.
I do believe that if it`s meant to be, it will be. Luckily for me, things worked out.
I think he`s just a great songwriter, and obviously, artist-wise, that speaks for itself.
There`s many an artist that comes to Nashville in hopes of doing the same thing I`m doing right now,
I got off stage and this guy walked up to me. He`s like this ball of energy. His name was Lawrence Mathis, a manager. He said. `I like what you`re doing, and I`d like to talk to you. What are your plans? What are you doing?` I said, `You caught me at a bad time, because I`m probably moving home in a couple of months.` But I met with him that next Monday and told him what was going on. He said, `Give me a year to work with you.` I said, `l don`t have a year. I`ve got six months, at best.` He said, `All right. Six months.` Five weeks later we got offered a deal from Broken Bow.
I remember being 4 or 5 years old, sitting in front of a record player with headphones listening to my dad`s albums,
I can picture guys sitting out in their yard, working in their yard, bending over to plant some trees or something, and half their crack shows, ... I mean, that`s kind of one of the things that drew me into the song. The song talks about things that I grew up experiencing.
I went and took it to the label, and they loved it, so we put it on the record.
I think anytime we can do anything for anyone it`s good. We just happened to be in a position where we could help out. '¦ Anything that has to do with family and kids, it doesn`t take much convincing for me.