Grandpa

Album: Justin Moore (2009)
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Songfacts®:

  • Moore wrote this song with Jamie Paulin and songwriter-producer Jeremy Stover. He recalled to Great American Country: "Jeremy, Jamie Paulin and I got together and Jamie grew up in Washington and Jeremy in Georgia. We all grew up on a farm and grew up in places where obviously our dads were our heroes. Both of my grandpas were Superman. I couldn't imagine them ever not being around. I'm very proud of that song."
  • Moore recalled to Great American Country his grandpas response to hearing this song: "I sent a CD to both of them because they have no idea how to download a MP3. It was really the only time I've ever heard or seen my grandpas cry besides my grandma's funeral."
  • Moore told Great American Country that this is the favorite song that he's ever written. He explained: "I could have a 30-year career or be gone tomorrow, but nobody will ever be able to take that away from me, to be able to do that. I lost my grandma and an uncle a couple of years ago and I was at home playing this song acoustic after I'd written it. My wife walked in and I was bawling and I said, 'I think I wrote this about my grandpas, but I think I also wrote it about my grandma and uncle.'"
  • Though autobiographical, there is one line where narrative structure got in the way of the truth. Moore admitted: "The first line is, 'You stood on that bank where I got baptized/Gave me a 30-30 when I turned nine.' Actually it was eight, but nine rhymed. I've sat up in a deer stand with my grandpa since I was three years old." We are sure listeners will forgive Moore for the fabrication!

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