Larry Fleet is out with new music. Treating fans to a two-pack set, he shares releases, “Daddy Don’t Drink” and “Try Texas.”
Both tracks were produced by record-setting producer Joey Moi, and follow Fleet’s wildly popular and faith-filled track, “Where I Find God” from his debut album, Stack Of Records.
“Daddy Don’t Drink”
The first of two offerings is a highly personal song called “Daddy Don’t Drink.”
Written with songwriters Derek Bahr and Luke Laird, “Daddy Don’t Drink” shares a father’s loving perspective of how making life adjustments becomes a priority after becoming a dad. In the touching song, Fleet sings of quitting alcohol and making positive changes to better himself after welcoming a child into the world. He reasons his transformations are because “little boys, they need heroes / So I’m doing the best I can.”
“All it took was you / A can of Sherwin Williams blue / 30 years of Sunday sermons to finally hear the truth / Things were getting out of hand / Didn’t wanna be that man,” Fleet, who is a proud father to his son Waylon and daughter Stella, sings throughout the chorus of the country ballad over a soothing, simple country melody. “Yeah I want my boots to be the kind that you would wanna grow into / My world changed, by God’s grace the day you were born /That’s why daddy don’t drink no more.”
“All it took was your first steps / And seeing your blue eyes / Didn’t have to hit rock bottom / To finally see the light,” the family man croons.
The second offering, “Try Texas,” meanwhile, puts Fleet’s blue-collar roots front and center as he realizes he doesn’t quite fit in where he’s at. He goes on a search for a fresh start to a new place that suits him and rummages through various states before landing on the Lone Star State and singing the hook, “Maybe I’ll Try Texas.”
“Virginia’s got their lovers / But I’m looking at mine right now / And Colorado gets you / Rocky Mountain high / I’ve been trying come back down,” Fleet sings throughout the chorus of the mid-tempo tune. “Is it Georgia, Cali, Michigan / Where does an outlaw like me fit in / Tennessee will always be right where I left it / So maybe I’ll try Texas.”
Throughout the verses of the track, Fleet shares his wishes for the dream life he wants to live singing, “I want my kids to say yes sir and yes ma’am,” before adding, “I want a place that I can breathe in / Countin’ stars and / Countin’ blessings.”
Larry Fleet Is On His Headlining Tour
Fleet’s two new tracks coincide with the launch of his second official headlining run, the nearly sold-out 2023 Larry Fleet Live tour. The 11-date trek, which features Big Loud Record’s label mate, Ben Burgess, as a special guest, kicked off on Thursday (Feb. 23) at The Hall in Little Rock, AR, and wraps up at The Senate in Columbia, S.C. on Saturday, (April 1).
“The boys and I can’t wait to get on the road and play some music for everyone,” Fleet captioned a post on Instagram, capturing a promo image for the tour. “Looks like we’re gonna have some sold-out shows @thebennyburgess.”
Visit Larry Fleet’s official website for a full listing of tour dates.