Jason Aldean put his boot down when his label were initially reluctant to release this overtly sexual tune as the first single from Old Boots, New Dirt: “I finally just went, “This is the single,”” he told Billboard magazine. “I”m in a fortunate position that not a lot of artists get to be in where I can go in there and do that.”
Chris Tompkins was the guy who came up with the song”s funky beat; he admitted it was inspired by rap and R&B. “When I first started writing songs,” he told Billboard magazine. “I listened to a lot of R&B, a lot of rap. I was like the fifth member of Boyz II Men – that”s kind of where my head was. Driving around I listened to a bunch of types of music on the radio, and I noticed that in a lot of rap songs they have the hi-hats going like apes–t, doing like 16th and 32nd notes.”
Tompkins had doubts that the track would appeal, as he didn”t know any country songs that used those kinds of beats. “I kind of thought the lyrics were a little too steamy,” he said. “I thought the beat was a little too “not country.””However, the song”s funky bass line gives it a cross-genre appeal amongst younger listeners. “For the most part,” Clawson explained, “the high school and college age kids… they don”t just listen to country, or just listen to hip-hop. They listen to everything. They don”t really care as much what genre it is.”
Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard wrote the song with Rodney Clawson and Chris Tompkins in 2013 right after they had recorded the new tracks for the deluxe re-release of Here”s to the Good Times. So why did the Florida Georgia Line duo pass the song onto another artist rather than record it themselves? “The timing was tough on it,” Hubbard told ABC News. “We were listening to it one day, and I think it was
Hubbard told ABC News that he gave Aldean the option of not singing the line about laying “naked in my bed.” While recording the song”s demo, he explained, “We threw in “dreaming
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