Like You That Way

Album: Yet to be titled (2017)

Songfacts®:

  • Cannan Smith co-wrote this tune with Jesse Frasure ("Dirt on My Boots," "Fix," "I Like the Sound of That") and Brett James ("Jesus, Take The Wheel," "Summer Nights," "Cowboy Casanova"). It started with the melody and lyric that Frasure had written, and after hearing the instrumental, the song about a strong, independent and somewhat defiant woman poured right out of the three songwriters.

    "I was inspired by the music right away. It reminded me kind of that Virginia Beach sound that I grew up with, so I was drawn to it immediately. We just got into a room together, and it was just one of those special days seriously where you don't have to try that hard. This song just kind of fell out, and it became a story about a girl that I could relate to," said Smith. "It was a girl that keeps you on your toes. This is the kind of girl that makes her own decisions and doesn't give two cents about what other people think; has a mind of her own and I think that's sexy. I think there's a lot of girls like that and I think there's a lot of guys who are attracted to it…and I'm one of 'em."
  • The song gives a nod to a certain fiery country singer.

    You're Miranda Lambert crazy and I like you that way

    Smith revealed to People there are two leading ladies in his life that served as muses for the lyrics: "My wife [Christy] and Miranda Lambert. I live with one and I listen to the other."

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