Take The Chance

Album: Behind This Guitar (2016)


  • A track from Mo Pitney's debut album, he describes "Take The Chance" as being "about stepping out in faith." It tells the story of meeting a girl and finding the courage to talk to her. After all, if you don't move your feet, you'll never dance.
  • Pitney wrote this song with Dean Dillon, who had a hand in writing Toby Keith's "Get My Drink On" and many songs for George Strait, including "Living for the Night."
  • Alison Krauss sings harmony vocals on this track. "She made the whole track," Pitney said in his Songfacts interview. "We were excited about the track and it sounded really good, but it turned into something even more special than we originally thought when Alison was on it."


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