More Than My Hometown

Album: Dangerous (2020)
Charted: 15
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • "More Than My Hometown" is an introspective tune about a romantic crossroads. We learn at the beginning of the song that Morgan Wallen and his girlfriend grew up together in the same hometown.

    Girl, our mamas are best friends and so are we
    The whole town's rooting for us like the home team
    Most likely to settle down


    However, the two have different dreams in life. While Wallen plans on staying in his hometown, his lady wants something more.

    Yeah, you got a wild in your eyes that I just wasn't born with
    I'm a same gas station cup of coffee in the mornin'


    Their two paths are destined to split; she intends to pursue adventure in the big city and he just doesn't want to leave.

    But, baby, this might be the last time I get to lay you down
    'Cause I can't love you more than my hometown


    So Wallen is forced to give a bittersweet send off to his longtime love.
  • Wallen wrote the song with Michael Hardy, Ernest Keith Smith and Ryan Vojtesak. The same four also co-penned his previous single, "This Bar."
  • Canadian Joey Moi produced the track. He is best known for helming Florida Georgia Line's first four albums.
  • Directed by Justin Clough, the video is a heart-strung mini-movie that tells the tale of a young small-town couple. The girl severs the relationship when she goes off to the city to follow her dreams while her lover remains in his hometown. Wallen portrays the young woman's big brother.

Comments: 4

  • Brooke Some1 from KentuckyI love Morgan Wallen and his songs they’re so heartfelt!!
  • Charlie Horton from NebraskaThat is soooooooo cute I loooooove morgan wallen
  • Ashlynn from Nunya Businesswell this is sad:(
  • Lauren from Idkoooh how sad...
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Famous Singers' First Films

Famous Singers' First FilmsSong Writing

A look at the good (Diana Ross, Eminem), the bad (Madonna, Bob Dylan) and the peculiar (David Bowie, Michael Jackson) film debuts of superstar singers.

Dino Cazares of Fear Factory

Dino Cazares of Fear FactorySongwriter Interviews

The guitarist/songwriter explains how he came up with his signature sound, and deconstructs some classic Fear Factory songs.

Michael Sweet of Stryper

Michael Sweet of StryperSongwriter Interviews

Find out how God and glam metal go together from the Stryper frontman.

Dexys (Kevin Rowland and Jim Paterson)

Dexys (Kevin Rowland and Jim Paterson)Songwriter Interviews

"Come On Eileen" was a colossal '80s hit, but the band - far more appreciated in their native UK than stateside - released just three albums before their split. Now, Dexys is back.

Todd Rundgren

Todd RundgrenSongwriter Interviews

Todd Rundgren explains why he avoids "Hello It's Me," and what it was like producing Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell album.

Adele

AdeleFact or Fiction

Despite her reticent personality, Adele's life and music are filled with intrigue. See if you can spot the true tales.