Don't It

Album: The Big Revival (2014)

Songfacts®:

  • Chesney described this Brent Cobb and Chase McGill penned song to Radio.com as "just like my life laid out." He explained: "I feel like, especially if you come from a small town, there are certain values that are inherent, fears and insecurities that we all have, and that was me. I was that kid — I'd go out in the middle of the backyard at my Grandma's house and stare up at the sky and wonder if there was anything out there beyond my county line. I was this kid that had a lot of dreams, had a guitar and a truck and packed up everything I had and left East Tennessee and came to town as a songwriter and set out for my dream."

    "A lot of these songs are about taking your life and moving it where you want it to go," Chesney added, "finding that strength to get up and move forward."
  • The song features bluegrass singer-songwriter Alison Krauss and Dan Tyminski, who is her guitarist and lead vocalist. Tyminski was also the voice of The Soggy Bottom Boys from O Brother, and sang on their most popular song from the movie, "Man Of Constant Sorrow."

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