My Hometown

Album: Postcards From Home (2011)


  • Matthew Shafer, aka Uncle Kracker, was born in Mississippi but raised in Harrison Township, a charter township of Macomb County in Michigan. The first single from the Country-Pop rocker's fifth album, Postcards From Home finds him singing of the strong connection he feels towards his hometown. Shafer told The Boot: "I'm proud of where I come from - town, state and country. But I spend a lot of time on the road, and I can see that we're all pretty much the same. We have different accents, different industries, different weather maybe, but we're all just trying to live our lives, pay our bills, give our kids a better life and have some good times."
  • Shafer recorded Postcards From Home over seven weeks in early 2011. He told Billboard magazine that the album title was inspired by his hectic life on the road after his successful Happy Hour longplayer. "It feels like I haven't been home in a couple of years," he explained. "If I go home for three days or something, that's a lot. This is probably the busiest couple of years I've had in 10 years. And I didn't write any of these songs at home, either. So being gone, it was like having a different home. I just like the little play on words."


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