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Justin Moore’s The Ones That Didn’t Make It Back Home is #1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart followed by ACC.
Home is Justin’s eighth career and seventh Country Airplay #1 song.
From his new LP Late Nights and Long Necks.
“It’s a collection of songs. Not a big message. I’m not trying to cram anything down anyone’s throat or spread a message. It’s just really good country music. There are songs on there that may make you cry, some songs will make you laugh and some songs will make you drink beer and have a good time.”
Written by Moore, Paul DiGiovanni, Chase McGill and Jeremy Stover.
Justin revealed the inspiration for his emotional new #1.
“We had a song out years ago that was a big hit called ‘If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away. We’ve played that song seven to eight years now. Every night onstage when I introduce that song, I always talk about military men and women, teachers, nurses, firefighters, first responders and so on. I always end it by saying, Here’s to the ones that didn’t make it back home.”
“For some reason it hit me one night that I needed to write that as a song. I had some songwriters on the road with me, and you instantly know if an idea is good or bad by the look on the faces of your co-writers. We started it that night and finished it the next day.”
“I’m so thankful that country radio has provided this song a platform. It’s always special to enjoy a #1 but even more so when it’s a song that impacts people’s lives in a positive way. Here’s to the ones that didn’t make it back home.”
The video for The Ones That Didn’t Make It Back Home honors military, first responders and school shooting victims.
“One of my grandfathers retired out of the Navy and my other grandfather retired out of the Air Force. My parents instilled in me the sacrifices men and women make daily to keep us safe and free in this country. It goes beyond military. Now it’s police officers, firefighters and teachers. Unfortunately, they are in the line of duty as well now.”
Justin’s social media manager Cody Villalobos directed the video. Villalobos is a former EMT and it was his experience that helped bring the idea to life. The inspiration came this past September while the band was headed to play a charity show benefiting Parkland Florida students who were victims of a mass shooting on Feb 14 2018.
Eight weeks #1 for Blanco Brown’s The Git Up on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
Blanco Brown brought The Git Up to Alberta. Calgary Aug 29 at Cowboys Dance Hall and Aug 30 at Cook Country Saloon.
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