Homespun Love

Album: Steel Magnolia (2011)
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Songfacts®:

  • This cut from the country music duo Steel Magnolia's self-titled debut album was written by Keith Urban. "That was actually brought to us by [Big Machine VP of A&R] Allison Jones," Steel Magnolia's Josh Jones told The Boot. "We didn't know we had a void on the record until we recorded that song and realized we needed some of that boogie woogie in there, and it's so cool that Keith Urban wrote it."
  • Only avid Urban fans will be familiar with the tune. "It's something off of his old record from 1997 with his first band The Ranch," Josh explained to The Boot. "Keith kept tracking me down wherever I'd be. I'd be eating dinner, and he'd show up. He'd show up with a work tape, and he'd say, 'Hey, listen to this. Please record this! My family needs to eat.' [laughs] But honestly, it came through [our artists-and-repertoire person at the label] . She said, 'Oh, this would be a cool song.' And we agreed. We thought it was pretty cool, and we worked it out as a duo."
  • Urban didn't originally write this as a duet, but Steel Magnolia soon put their stamp on it. "Lyrically when you first hear it, you don't really think that it could be a duet," Josh's partner Meghan Linsey told The Boot, "but we put our spin on it. It is so sassy. It's one of my favorite tracks on the record. It's one that you can jam out in the car to."

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