If My Truck Could Talk

Album: Old Boots, New Dirt (2014)
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  • This Old Boots, New Dirt track about country music's favorite mode of transportation was penned by Neil Thrasher, Wendell Mobley and Andrew Pates. Aldean told Billboard magazine why the song resonated with him. "I think that's another of those songs that as a guy, you always remember your first car -- the one you drive until the wheels fall off," he said. "You've got all these memories of things you've done in it, and at 16, that's what you look forward to most - being able to drive."

    "A song like this tells that story," Aldean continued. "I thought about my first car, running it into the ditch, and all the other things I did. I thought it was a really cool way to say something like that, and I had never heard a song say it that way."
  • Aldean told Taste of Country the song reflects his story. "I had a '94 pickup truck when I turned about 16," he said. "I had about 150,000 miles on it and it definitely has some good stories. I hope somebody runs it off a cliff."
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