That Kind of Town

Album: Gravity (2014)
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Songfacts®:

  • This song was penned by the Big & Rich duo with radio host Gerry House. The presenter's other songwriting credits include George Strait's "The Big One," Reba McEntire's "Little Rock" and Pam Tillis' "The River and the Highway."
  • John Rich told Radio.com this song includes some of his favorite lyrics on Gravity.

    Show me where the Bible says dreaming's a sin
    Around here you're supposed to die in the town you're born in
    If you cheat, if you fight, if you get knocked up
    Lord they'll pin you down and never let you back up


    "That's a hardcore lyric," Rich said. "That's not a lyric you're going to see on a lot of modern-day country records, but it's real. It's the real stuff."

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