May We All

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"May We All"
May We All ft Tim McGraw.jpg
Single by Florida Georgia Line featuring Tim McGraw
from the album Dig Your Roots
Released July 15, 2016
Format Digital download
Genre Country
Length 3:46
Label Republic Nashville
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Joey Moi
Florida Georgia Line singles chronology
"H.O.L.Y."
(2016)
"May We All"
(2016)
"God, Your Mama, and Me"
(2017)

"H.O.L.Y."
(2016)
"May We All"
(2016)
"God, Your Mama, and Me"
(2017)
Peaked @ # on November , 2016

The second single from Dig Your Roots, this song finds the FGL pair praising the simple pleasures of small town life. Tim McGraw picks up the second verse, sharing some of his cherished memories, before joining Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard for the third verse. Kelley said that McGraw "just brings so much life to the song. His voice is legendary."

"It happened real quick, he added. "He loved the song and said he'd be glad to put his voice on it." The song was written by Rodney Clawson and Jamie Moore and the lyrics were inspired by the idyllic childhoods of the two songwriters. "The song is just kinda hoping for people to get to experience that, and get to experience the fullness of life," Clawson explained to Taste of Country. Rodney Clawson, who grew up in the small town of Gruver in the Texas panhandle, said both songwriters drew on their childhoods. "There's a lot of me, and there's a lot of Jamie," he affirmed. "Jamie grew up down in Florence/Muscle Shoals, and there's a small town kind of feel to it. We both put a lot of our growing up in this song, so it's pretty personal to both of us." Directed by TK McKamy, the video features Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard as race car-driving brothers and McGraw as an injured mechanic who lets Kelley drive his car. The clip was filmed at the Tennessee National Raceway in Hohenwald, Tennessee, about 90 minutes southwest of Nashville. The FGL duo namedrop two disparate artists here:

The sound of a quarter rollin' down a jukebox Play the Travis Tritt right above the Tupac

Hubbard told Radio.com: "That combination of music is a very common thing with our generation; you could have a country CD, and a Juvenile CD or a Tupac CD or a DMX CD and a Three Doors Down CD. That's how our CD collections looked, it was very diverse."

Asked why Tim McGraw wasn't name-dropped, instead of Travis Tritt, Kelley laughed and replied, "Travis's name fit in easier. He's a big influence on us too, he's as country as it gets."

Music video

The music video was directed by TK McKamy and premiered in August 2016. The video consists of Brian and Tyler as racecar drivers and Tim McGraw as the owner of the cars. The drivers are friends at first but fight after Tyler puts Brian into the wall at the end of the second race. They reconcile after Brian spins Tyler out and ends up flipping Tyler's car. Brian then goes to help Tyler get out of the car. Tyler's car catches on fire, and Brian ends up pulling him out, against track official and firefighter orders. The video ends with Tyler asking Brian if he won with Brian responding "We all Did". The video has them acting only (without singing), the first FGL video to do so. The video was shot in Hohenwald, Tennessee.

Lyrics

May we all get to grow up in our red white and blue little town
Get a one star hand me down Ford to try to fix up
With some part time cash from driving a tractor
Find a sweet little thing, wears your ball cap backwards
Kinda place you can't wait to leave but nobody does
'Cause you miss it too much!

May we all know that nothing ain't cool 'til you wear the new one
The sound of a quarter rollin' down a jukebox
Play the Travis Tritt right above the 2Pac
For you get lost down some road
Slow rolling with the top off the back of a Bronco
Buy a cold sixer with a cashed in lotto
She's smilin' with her hair blowing out the window
Where you 'bout to go?
Yeah you learn to fly and if you can't then you just free-fall
May we all

May we all get to see those fields of green turn gold
Watch a marching band play with the harvest moon coming up
And know that fifteen minutes of fame
This thing ain't gonna be what makes us or breaks us but
We'll all be watching the TV the day that it comes

May we all know that nothing ain't cool 'til you wear the new one
The sound of a quarter rollin' down a jukebox
Play the Travis Tritt right above the 2Pac
For you get lost down some road
Slow rolling with the top off the back of a Bronco
Buy a cold sixer with a cashed in lotto
She's smilin' with her hair blowing out the window
Where you 'bout to go?
Yeah you learn to fly and if you can't then you just free-fall
May we all

May we all do a little bit better than the first time
Learn a little something from the worst times
Get a little stronger from the hurt times
May we all get to have a chance to ride the fast one
Walk away wiser when we crashed one
Keep hoping that the best one is the last one
Yeah you learn to fly and if you can't then you just free-fall

May we all
May we all
May we all
May we all
May we all (get to have a chance to ride the fast one)
May we all (walk away wiser when we crashed one)
May we all (keep hoping that the best one is the last one)
May we all (yeah the last one)
Yeah you learn to fly and if you can't then you just free-fall

May we all


Weekly charts

Chart (2016)-(2017) Peak
position
September 17, 2016 55
September 24, 2016 60
October 1, 2016 86
October 8, 2016 74
October 15, 2016 65
October 22, 2016 59
October 29, 2016 59
November 5, 2016 50
November 12, 2016 47
November 19, 2016 40
November 26, 2016 30
December 3, 2016 30
December 10, 2016 33
December 17, 2016 39
December 24, 2016 42
December 31, 2016 56
January 7, 2017 60
January 14, 2017 45
January 21, 2017 42
January 28, 2017 52
Preceded by
"Move" by Luke Bryan
"Autograph" by Dallas Smit
Billboard Canada Country
number-one single

November 19, 2016
December 3, 2016
Succeeded by
"Autograph" by [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dallas_Smith_(singer) Dallas Smith (singer)
Preceded by
"A Little More Summertime"
by Jason Aldean
Billboard Country Airplay
number-one single

December 10–17, 2016
Succeeded by
Song for Another Time
by [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Dominion_(band) Old Dominion (band)