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Country artists are known for singing real songs about real people. Sometimes, like in the case of Trace Adkins, artists end up recording songs that were inspired by a real-life person.
In 2008, Adkins scored a number one hit with the emotional song, “You’re Gonna Miss This.” Written by Ashley Gorley and Lee Thomas Miller, the song follows a girl throughout her various stages of life. During each stage, the girl wishes to move on to the next, but the other people in her life tell her that she’ll miss the times she’s living in right then.
At the end of the song, a plumber is working on the water heater at the lead character’s house, when she apologizes for her kids being noisy. But the repairman doesn’t mind, telling her, “They don’t bother me./I’ve got 2 babies of my own./One’s 36, one’s 23.“
It turns out that last part of “You’re Gonna Miss This” was actually inspired by a real-life repairman and a similar situation. Speaking to Bart Herbison of Nashville Songwriters Association International, Gorley revealed that part of the song came straight out of his one life.
Gorley said that he had two little kids who were “causing havoc” while a repairman was over working on some odds and ends in the house. The kids would not calm down, despite Gorley’s pleas, but he said the repairman didn’t mind. Gorley said he actually seemed to be enjoying his time around the kids, saying, “Oh, I’ve got two babies of my own,” before saying they were 36 and 33.
From there, the idea for “You’re Gonna Miss This” was born. Isn’t it interesting to learn the story behind the song? Now that you have that new information in your mind, tune in below to watch its music video.
When you’re done with that, you have to check out the song that is sure to be Adkins’ next big hit. Called “Lit,” this new single from Adkins is also inspired by real-life situations and people, like crazy grandpas fishing with dynamite.
Be sure to scroll down and check out the lyric video for “Lit,” then head over here to download the song when you’re done!