Boy Gets a Truck

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  • This Ash Bowers and Aaron Scherz (Maddie & Tae) penned song is the most pure country track Urban recorded for Ripcord. However, the version that ended up on the album is still very different from the original demo. "There's a guy called Joe Fisher I work with and he sent me 'Boy Gets a Truck,' but he said to me, 'Before you read the title and think you know what the song is, just play the song,'" Urban recalled to Taste of Country. "I took the song to (producer) Dann Huff and said, 'This is such a good lyric … I think we can take the song atmosphere wise and energy wise to a whole other anthemic place in the studio.'"
  • Jimmie Allen recorded his own interpretation of the song for his 2018 Mercury Lane album. Later, he texted Urban suggesting they should record a duet version, which Allen included on his 2021 collaboration-stuffed Bettie James Gold Edition record.

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