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Luke Bryan, 'Country Girl (Shake It for Me)' -- Story Behind the Lyrics
07.28.11
luke-bryan-200-112411Luke Bryan is soaring up the charts with his latest single, 'Country Girl (Shake It for Me).' The tune, admittedly a sharp deviation from his previous hits, including 'Rain Is a Good Thing' and 'Someone Else Calling You Baby,' is not only a strong contender to be the Georgia native's third No. 1 in a row, but has also garnered him an entirely new fan base, thanks to its infusion of rock and rap -- and a sexy performance on the CMT Awards that made him the most-searched term on Google following the awards ceremony. Luke sat down with The Boot to explain the inspiration behind this career-changing song.

Me and my co-writer, Dallas Davidson, often times we'll sit in a songwriting room and we'll pull up fun rap and dance songs. I've been in so many honky tonks where right when I get off stage, they put on rap music and the dance floor fills up. I'll never forget, I played a private party one time, and it was a pool party for some young kids who had some money. Their parents wanted Luke Bryan to surprise them, and the time I got done playing, they put on dance music and rap and the pool party was just rocking! I was like, "I've gotta try to write some music that maybe some kids like that will want to rock at their pool party or play at a honky tonk." I told that to Dallas, and we went on that. We didn't have a title. If you had told us the title, 'Country Girl Shake it For Me,' we'd have said that's too cheesy.
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Dallas Davidson to Perform at the "Colt Ford and Friends" Benefit Concert in Athens, GA!
07.20.11
Nashville, Tenn. (Wednesday, July 20, 2011) – Colt Ford was born and raised in the small town of Athens, Georgia.  Throughout his life, the community has supported his father’s car dealership, his education, his wife’s beauty shop, and most recently, Ford’s country music career.  So when Ford returned home from tour in late March and learned of a shooting of two police officers that ended deadly for Senior Police Officer Elmer “Buddy” Christian and injured Senior Police Officer Tony Howard, it especially hit home, and Ford knew he had to do something.  In an effort to help Christian’s family, Ford and special guests Rhett AkinsJason AldeanDallas DavidsonMike DekelEdwin McCainJames Otto, and more will join for “Colt Ford and Friends” on Tuesday, August 16 at Georgia Theater, located at 215 North Lumpkin Street in Athens, GA, for an intimate performance, silent auction, and celebration of the careers of both Offices Christian and Howard beginning at 7:30 p.m.
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Montgomery Gentry, ‘Where I Come From’ – Lyrics Uncovered
07.12.11

mont-gentMontgomery Gentry have released their latest single and first new tune from their newly-signed record deal on Average Joe’s Entertainment. ‘Where I Come From’ was penned by the Peach Pickers’ own Dallas Davidson and songwriter-producer Rodney Clawson. The foot-stomper is reminiscent to some of Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry’s earlier singles, so it should be a huge hit with their loyal fans.

“Rodney’s from Texas, and I’m from Georgia,” Davidson tells Taste of Country of the song’s beginnings. “He used to farm, I used to farm. We just went dead right there.”

Don’t you dare go runnin’ down the little town where I grew up / And I won’t cuss your city lights,” they wrote in the song’s opening verse.

“It’s a rockin’ song, but nothing offensive,” Davidson points out of the lyrics.

 

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