Are You With Me

Album: All Over the Road (2012)
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Songfacts®:

  • This song was written by former McBride & The Ride singer-songwriter Terry McBride, ("If You See Him, If You See Her," "All-American Kid") Tommy Lee James ("She's My Kind Of Rain," "My Eyes") and Shane McAnally ("Somewhere With You," "T-Shirt.")

    McBride, James and McNally wrote the tune on May 4, 2011 at a Franklin, Tennesee cabin owned by McBride. Tommy Lee James had come up with the title that morning. "There was an artist looking for a song that would work really well in a live situation, and I thought asking the audience 'Are you with me' would be a really interesting take on that," he recalled to Billboard magazine. "What I didn't realize is it works in a larger sense, too. It can work as a love song, like 'I want to do all this stuff in life, are you with me?' It's almost like a marriage-proposal song, if that makes sense: 'I want to have all these adventures. Do you want to do them with me, too?'"
  • The song was pitched to Easton Corbin, who was recording at the time. The singer was quick to respond. "The dude in the song, he's throwing it all out there," said Corbin. "And that's what it's about is throwing all care to the wind and going for it."
  • Easton Corbin recorded the track for both his 2012 studio album All Over the Road and 2015 set About to Get Real. "It's hard to put your finger sometimes on a certain thing, but this song just really resonates with me," Corbin explained to Taste of Country. "And I know it resonates with a ton of my fans out there. I want it to be a single one of these days, and soon I hope. That's why I brought it from the second record to this record. It's just one of my favorite songs I've ever cut."
  • In 2014, Belgian house DJ and producer Lost Frequencies took the music and chorus from the song, sped up the track and released it in October 2014 as a remix. His version reached the charts throughout Europe,climbing to #1 in Austria, Belgium (Ultratop chart), Germany, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.

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