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Luke Bryan Honors His Family and Hometown With 'Born Here Live Here Die Here' Video

Luke Bryan tips his hat to small town life in his new video for "Born Here Live Here Die Here," the title track to his recently released album. The video opens with clips of Bryan's hometown of Leesburg, Georgia and features shots of Bryan onstage, hanging out with his wife Caroline and fishing with his sons.

The Georgia-native is an easy enough target for scornful fans craving a more traditional sound, especially at a time when party anthem "Knockin' Boots" gets constant airplay. Yet Bryan's tales of small-town living and back roads love affairs sometimes get told through more mature lyrics, as heard on "Born Here Live Here Die Here."

The song describes the typical hometown tropes Bryan lived, but this time around he explains it in terms he might've learned from his grandfather: Except Grandpa never led into a guitar solo with a hearty "Yeah!"

There's an added tenderness to the Jameson Rodgers, Josh Thompson and Jake Mitchell co-write that made it a fitting song to debut on Valentine's Day 2020.

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The new album Born Here Live Here Die Here arrived Aug. 7 (its original April 24 release date got pushed back due to COVID-19). It follows up 2017's What Makes You Country.

'Born Here Live Here Die Here' Lyrics:

Bunch of buddies in John Deere hats
A little crazy but they got my back
Know every roll-through stop sign like the back of my hand
And every bank where the fish'll bite
Still like putting a smile on the face
Of a girl I've known since the second grade
Got a kiss that's sweet like lemonade
She's everything I'll ever need
Another reason I'll never leave
Born here, live here, die here
From the roots, to the boots, to the lay me down suit
Yeah, I'm gonna be proud to be right here
Just like my daddy, and his daddy did too
Ride the same roads, work the same dirt
Go to the same church and drink the same beer
Born here, live here, die here
Yeah
Everybody's gotta find their place
Some dreams you catch, some dreams you chase
Some people run and some people stay
Me, I'll always beA born here, live here, die here
From the roots, to the boots, to the lay me down suit
Yeah, I'm gonna be proud to be right here
Just like my daddy, and his daddy did too
Ride the same roads, work the same dirt
Go to the same church and drink the same beer
Born here, live here, die here
YeahI'm gonna raise one up in the air tonight
For all the folks like meHere's to the born here, live here, die here
From the roots, to the boots, to the lay me down suit
Yeah, I'm gonna be proud to be right here
Just like my daddy and his daddy did too
We ride the same roads, work the same dirt
Go to the same church and drink the same beer

Born here, live here, die here
Born here, live here, die here
Born here, live here, die here (die here)
Yeah
Born here, live here, die here
I'll be right here

'Born Here Live Here Die Here' Track List:

"Knockin' Boots" (Hillary Lindsey, Jon Nite, Gordie Sampson)
"What She Wants Tonight" (Bryan, Ross Copperman, Hillary Lindsey, Jon Nite)
"Born Here Live Here Die Here" (Jake Mitchell, Jameson Rodgers, Josh Thompson)
"One Margarita" (Michael Carter, Matt Dragstrem, Josh Thompson)
"Too Drunk to Drive" (Luke Bryan, Michael Carter, Brandon Kinney)
"Build Me a Daddy" (Jake Mitchell, Josh Thompson, Brett Tyler)
"Little Less Broken" (Michael Carter, Lindsay Rimes, Matt Rogers)
"For a Boat" (Randy Montana, Josh Thompson, Mike Walker)
"Where Are We Goin'" (Luke Bryan, Brent Cobb)
"Down to One" (Dallas Davidson, Justin Ebach, Kyle Fishman)

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