March 12.2015 – Story Behind Zac Brown Band “No Hurry”

Zac Brown penned this song with his frequent songwriting partner Wyatt Durrette and Country singer-songwriter James Otto, who is best known for his own solo chart-topping tune, “Just Got Started Lovin’ You.” Otto also co-wrote Jamey Johnson’s hit, “In Color.”

The song’s message that life is too short not to make time for the people and experiences that matter most continues to resonate with Otto who became a father for the first time in 2011. He explained how the arrival in this world of his daughter Ava Katherine has enabled him to live out the song, “When she came along, I realized it was time to slow down and focus on what really mattered to me in this life,” he said, “and that was being there for those unrepeatable moments of her first steps, words and discoveries… and I’m still in ‘no hurry’ to let those little moments go.”

The ballad was released as the fifth single from Zac Brown Band’s second album, You Get What You Give. “When I got the call, my wife and I stopped what we were doing and started dancing around the kitchen of our house, we were so excited,” said Otto. “There’s nothing like the feeling of knowing one of the most successful bands in country music right now is going to release your song. I’m simply blown away, and utterly humbled.”

“No Hurry” peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of June 2, 2012, behind “Somethin’ ’bout a Truck” by Kip Moore.

You know my old car needs washing
And the front yard needs a trim
And the telephone keeps ringing
And the boss man knows I know it’s him
And the bills ain’t gonna pay themselves
No matter anyway
‘Cause I ain’t in no hurry today

There’s nothing wrong with an old cane fishing pole
And the smell of early spring
Sit down in a fold-up easy chair
On a quiet shady river bank
Let the world go on without me
Wouldn’t have it any other way
‘Cause I ain’t in no hurry today

Ain’t in no hurry
I’d be a fool now to worry
About all those things I can’t change
And the time that I borrow
Can wait till tomorrow
‘Cause I ain’t in no hurry today

When I must return
To the cold cold ground
Have ’em take their time
When they lay this sinner down

Heaven knows that I ain’t perfect
I’ve raised a little Cain
And I plan to raise a whole lot more
Before I hear those angels sing
(Gonna get right with the lord)
But there’ll be hell to pay
But I ain’t in no hurry

Ain’t in no hurry
Be a fool now to worry
About all those things I can’t change
And the time that I borrow
Can wait ’til tomorrow
‘Cause I ain’t in no hurry
Ain’t in no hurry
Ain’t in no hurry today

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