Today we’re giving Wide Open Country readers an exclusive first watch of Terry McBride’s new lyric video for “Boots Off.”
The single is featured on his recent, EP Hotels & Highways, his first solo project in 20 years. McBride and his band McBride & The Ride rose to fame in the early 90’s with hits like “Sacred Ground.” In the years since, he established himself as one of country music’s premiere songwriters, penning hits for the likes of Garth Brooks, George Strait, Reba McEntire, Hank Williams Jr., Ronnie Dunn, Kix Brooks, Alan Jackson, Trace Adkins, and many more.
Now, McBride is back with a collection of original material. The single “Take My Boots Off” is about that let-your-hair-down feeling you get when you really become comfortable with a romantic partner.
“Like a lot of songs, we started with the title,” McBride says. “I like what the song says and the way it says it. You go through life and then you meet someone who makes you wanna stay awhile and take your boots off.”
The lyric video showcases McBride’s entire cowboy boot collection. “Those TMc boots have seen their share of miles, which is pretty cool.”
McBride is a Texas native who grew up in Lampasas, a small town northwest of Austin. In the 70’s he toured with his father Dale McBride, honing his musical craft. Later he moved to Austin to entrench himself in the city’s burgeoning music scene, performing with artists like Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Bill Carter and the Blame, Rosie Flores and Delbert McClinton.