August 22.2014 – Story Behind “Redneck Crazy” by Tyler Farr

“Redneck Crazy.” And if some are comparing it to a male version of Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats,” they may be spot on due to a slight connection between the two songs. Songwriters Chris Tompkins and Josh Kear wrote both tunes. (Mark Irwin also being part of Farr’s new single.)

“I remember driving to the writing appointment that day with Chris and Mark listening to country radio,” Kear tells Roughstock, “Some song from the 90s came on where the guy was all upset that his girl picked another guy, but he was resigned to that fact. I couldn’t help thinking that the guys I grew up with back home would never let it go that easily. I told Chris and Mark what I was thinking, and by that afternoon it was done.

“I remember loving the ‘about to get my pissed off online, mainly because we had the line and one of the other guys had to point out the off/on cleverness of it,” adds Kear. “I just liked that it sounded real in this situation.

“Chris and I had just written [another Carrie Underwood hit] ‘Blown Away’ not too long before this song, and I guess we were on a sound effect kick,” Kear continues. “On the original demo there’s a revving truck sound under the intro … pretty funny. I think we put sound effects on a couple other songs in that period too. Luckily that phase was a short one!”

The song has been certified Platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).

The music video was directed by Jeff Venable and premiered in April 2013.[11] It features Lee Brice, Colt Ford, and Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson.

Redneck Crazy peaked at number on the Billboard Hot Country Singles charts last year.
2013.

LYRICS: Written by Chris Tompkins,Josh Kear and Mark Irwin
Gonna drive like hell through your neighbourhood
Park this Silverado on your front lawn
Crank up a little Hank,
Sit on the hood and drink
I’m about to get my pissed off on

I’m gonna lean my headlights into your bedroom windows
Throw empty beer cans at both of your shadows
I didn’t come here to start a fight, but I’m up for anything tonight
You know you broke the wrong heart, baby,
And drove me redneck crazy

Wish I knew how long it’s been going on
How long you’ve been getting some on the side
Nah, he can’t amount to much by the look of that little truck
Well, he won’t be getting any sleep tonight

I’m gonna lean my headlights into your bedroom windows
Throw empty beer cans at both of your shadows
I didn’t come here to start a fight, but I’m up for anything tonight
You know you broke the wrong heart, baby,
And drove me redneck crazy
Redneck crazy

Did you think I’d wish you both the best,
Endless love and happiness?
You know that’s just not the kind of man I am
Yeah, I’m the kind that shows up at your house at 3 A.M.

I’m gonna lean my headlights into your bedroom windows
Throw empty beer cans at both of your shadows
I didn’t come here to start a fight,
But I’m up for anything tonight
You’ve gone and broke the wrong heart, baby,
And drove me redneck crazy
You drove me redneck crazy, oh, yeah

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