More Than Miles

Album: Halfway To Heaven Deluxe Edition (2011)
Charted: 73

Songfacts®:

  • Jefferson, Georgia native Brantley Gilbert penned this song with John Eddie about being torn between spending time in Nashville getting his music career going and going back home to his girl. He explained to KNUE 101.5 FM that the song talks, "about being indecisive about whether or not we were actually going to be together, or if I was gonna chase this thing. I chose her. Things just didn't work out because I was still holding onto this one - to a dream I've had for a long time. It kind of just came down to going back to her at the end of that one."
  • The same girl also inspired another track on the deluxe edition of Halfway To Heaven, "Hell On an Angel."
  • Gilbert told The Boot the song has a second meaning. "In my career, there's a lot of pressure," he explained. "You had to move to Nashville if you were going to make it. I never really bought into it, but I agreed to take some writing appointments with some people from Warner Chappell."
    Gilbert had a co-write set up with a guy named John Eddie but he and his girlfriend had a fight before he left, so the singer-songwriter decided he needed to get his priorities in order.
    "I was on the way up to Nashville to write with him," he said. "To make a long story short, I ended up turning around and going home and canceling the appointment. We rescheduled with him, and that day we wrote about what happened the day I cancelled ... It was just a real experience."
  • The song wasn't in Gilbert's mind to be a single, but he explained to The Boot, "it was one of those songs that walked its way into the single-picking process." He added: "It came up in conversation one day and we listened to it again and we were like, 'Let's research a couple of [potential singles].' It came out looking pretty good so we went with it. It had a double meaning for me because it was a song that was pretty close to my heart, so we let it go."

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