Nobody's Sad on a Saturday Night

Album: Midnight Special (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • This is the lead single from American Country-Rock musician Uncle Kracker's fifth album, Midnight Special. He told The Boot that the LP title isn't a reference to, "the variety show or anything like that." Kracker went on to explain: "A buddy of mine from Texas and I were up in Seattle at the same time and we were going over the album, listening to some of the demo stuff that I had just come out of the studio with. We were kind of kicking it around and he said, 'Man I like that one, it's kind of like a midnight special!' Just meaning like, crack a beer after midnight and listen ... the album's really loose, and that's kind of the whole 'midnight-special' meaning, something you do late."
  • Kracker wrote this song with his "Smile" co-writer JT Harding and Shane McAnally. The latter pair are responsible for such country hits as Kenny Chesney's "Somewhere With You" and Jake Owen's "Alone With You").

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