Larry Fleet Drops Two New Songs “Daddy Don’t Drink” & “Try Texas”

The two new tracks follow Fleet’s faith-filled track, “Where I Find God,” from his debut album, Stack Of Records.

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Posted on February 24, 2023

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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. 

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“Try Texas”

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.”

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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.

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Melinda Lorge is a Nashville-based freelance writer who specializes in covering country music. Along with Music Mayhem, her work has appeared in publications, including Rare Country, Rolling Stone Country, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, Wide Open Country and more. After joining Rare Country in early 2016, Lorge was presented with the opportunity to lead coverage on late-night television programs, including “The Voice” and “American Idol,” which helped her to sharpen her writing skills even more. Lorge earned her degree at Middle Tennessee State University, following the completion of five internships within the country music industry. She has an undeniable love for music and entertainment. When she isn’t living and breathing country music, she can be found enjoying time outdoors with family and friends.

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