Huntin,' Fishin' and Lovin' Every Day

Album: Kill the Lights (2015)
Charted: 37
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Songfacts®:

  • This upbeat ode to the outdoor life references two of Luke Bryan's favorite activities. He previously recounted his boyhood experiences of hunting and fishing in the I'll Stay Me cut "Tackle Box" and the Tailgates and Tanlines track "Muckalee Creek."
  • Bryan namechecks the Flint River, the 344-mile-long river that cuts right through the singer's hometown of Leesburg, Georgia. "So many positive memories of the outdoors come from there," Bryan told Taste of Country. "I think it's important in my music to establish where I'm from and whether I'm saying Flint River or making up some fictitious river, I'd rather use a real river that people know and they know that it's me actually singing about it."
  • Bryan's 32 Bridge clothing line is named after the Route 32 bridge that crosses the Flint River near Leesburg.
  • Luke Bryan wrote the tune with the Peach Pickers (Dallas Davidson, Rhett Akins and Ben Hayslip). "[It's] probably one of my favorite songs I've ever done, and I wrote it out on the Farm Tour with the Peach Pickers," he said. "It was a title that I ran by them, and we just started working on it and when we got in our groove on it, we knew we had something special."

    "The production on it is so kind of – is a retro sounding guitar that makes it really, really have a lot of – it has a neat feel to it and I'm just proud to have it on the album," Bryan continued. "It says my story. Everything I'm about that's what 'Huntin' and Fishin' and Lovin' Every Day' is."
  • The video shows Bryan enjoying life in great outdoors with family and friends. The country star's wife Caroline, sons Bo and Tate, nephew Til, and his Buck Commander pals all feature in the clip.
  • Luke Bryan noted to Billboard magazine: "The important thing is the fact that if you live in that hunting, fishing, loving-every-day mentality, you're going to be a little more stress-free, and your quality of life will be a little better."
  • The song tells fans the kind of person Bryan is, as well as giving them a message for their own lives. "I love it, because at the end of the day, it's still got a special pretty little message too," the singer said. "It is about huntin' and fishin', but then it is about getting out there and making the most out of life with the people you love or even just having a day by yourself."

Comments: 1

  • Dave from CaliforniaI wanted to love this song but the line about "high on a hill looking at a field downwind" just outs himself as a poser. If you're out hunting, you want to be looking upwind. Looking downwind is where your scent will carry and there will be nothing to look at. I'd like to give him the benefit of the doubt, but saying "upwind" would have rhymed just as well and made a whole lot more sense if he had half an ounce of credibility. Instead it seems more likely that he's actually just pandering to folks who actually get out in the woods even with demanding jobs and family responsibilities. Maybe that's just it, he doesn't know a .22 from a 22-250 but he's dreaming of getting a clue!
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