Hit the Ground Runnin'

Album: Defying Gravity (2009)


  • Urban (From Roughstock): My bass player, Jerry Flowers, who goes back to The Ranch, was one of the writers of this song. Jerry played it for me a long time back and I loved it. I thought it was a cool lyric and a really great thing to say. When I came to make this record, this song came back to me."
  • Urban added to Roughstock that he wanted to keep this song, "lean and mean. If AC/DC had a banjo, it would be somewhere in this vein. I wanted some of that simplicity."


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