Granddaddy's Gun

Album: Based on a True Story... (2013)


  • Shelton was attracted to this Dallas Davidson, Rhett Akins and Bobby Pinson penned song by its nostalgic lyrical content that are full of cherished memories. He explained to Roughstock: "There's such argument and controversy about so many things these days. You say the word "gun" and it's just crazy. But the truth is I do have my grandpa's gun and I'm proud of that, you know, and every bit of this song is true. It's myself and my dad. He gave me my grandpa's 12-gauge and I've still got it. Actually, I was in the woods with it one time when I was a kid and tripped and fell on it and broke the stock and we just kind of fixed it the best we could and I love it that it's that way because that's the mark that I made on the gun. At some point I'll hopefully be able to pass that on to someone in my family and that big crack in the stock will be my story. I just love the song and I just love that what it's about is not guns, it's about the bonding that happened around this thing."
  • The song was originally recorded by Rhett Akins on his 2010 set, Michael Waddell's Bone Collector: The Brotherhood Album. Staind singer Aaron Lewis also included the song on his full length debut country album, The Road.


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