Water Tower Town

Album: Clear As Day (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • Scotty McCreery was born and raised in Garner, North Carolina and this song makes him think of his hometown. He explained: "It reminds me of Garner, which has a big water tower right across from the baseball fields where I grew up playing ball. It has a lot of elements in there that remind me of Garner. The first lyric in the chorus is, 'Friday night football is king,' and that is true in Garner. Everybody stops what they're doing in Garner to go to the game. It's been tough on me missing the games being out here on the road, but I will be back for a few. The song says, 'Sweet tea goes good with anything,' and that is all we drink back home. All of the lyrics really relate to my hometown."
  • The song was written by Tammi Kidd, whose compositions have been covered by a wide range of artists including Rascal Flatts, Josh Gracin, and Chris Cagle, Nashville singer-songwriter Cole Swindell, and Lynn Hutton whose previous credits include Joe Nichols' "Comon' Back In a Cadillac."

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