Tyler HubbardThe latest single from is the basis for the rest of his solo work – and he has a confession about it. Hubbard released “5 Foot 9” earlier this month, and the upbeat country track is one that had his wife, Hayley, crying “tears of joy” that day. But he and his co-writers realized that one detail in the lyrics was slightly off…
“Well, I have to be honest. I have a confession. I missed it by about an inch. She’s actually 5’10” tall,” Hubbard said in a statement shared by her label. “I came home that night and said, ‘Baby, remind me again exactly how tall you are. You’re about 5’9”, right? She said, “Yeah, I’m 5’10”. And I was like, ‘Well, here’s a new song I wrote today’ I’m sorry I cut you an inch short, but I hope you like it.
Hubbard has recorded 18 tracks for his next project, which includes “5 Foot 9.” Hubbard continued:
“This song is just a great example of a great day in the writing room. I was writing it with Jaren Johnson and Chase McGill, great amazing guys and great writers, and a song that kind of kept going to the top of the pile; one of 18 i recorded, and i like all the songs pretty much equally, which made it very difficult. They all have a different purpose and a different feel, and it’s all a little piece of who I am and tells my story. But I think ‘5 Foot 9’ was a good launchpad and a good foundation for the rest of this music and what’s to come, and my story and where I’m at. And to me, that felt right. Something about this song was nostalgic and familiar, but also very simple in the fact that it just reminds me to appreciate the little things in life and the things that we, and myself in particular, maybe sometimes take for granted. You know all the things that I mentioned in the verses and then obviously just singing about the good things in life and where I’m at right now and looking around and seeing yeah, my wife, but also my kids and my family, just the life we’re living right now. We really are in a sweet spot, and I remember where that came from, so hopefully this song does that for the fans.
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