City Of Music

Album: Yet to be titled (2021)
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  • This song tells the story of two musicians who arrive in Nashville hoping to make it big: the "karaoke queen of Tyler, Texas" and the "second-string quarterback junior transfer learning to play guitar."
  • The "karaoke queen" and the "second-string quarterback" take on jobs while they wait for their dreams true.

    Someone's gotta tend the bars, someone's gotta sell the boots
    In the City of Music

    The two meet each other in the girl's cowboy boots store. She sells him some boots and they go on a date that night, but we don't get to learn whether theirs is a match made in heaven.

    Maybe it'll last forever, maybe only a week or two
  • Brad Paisley co-wrote this ode to Nashville dreamers with Lee Thomas Miller ("Perfect Storm," "Crushin' It") and Ross Copperman, who was collaborating with Paisley for the first time. Copperman also co-produced the track with Luke Wooten.


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