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The Roots of Florida Georgia Line’s “Dirt”

CMT

Chris Tompkins and Rodney Clawson, the writers behind Florida Georgia Line’s latest smash “Dirt,” recently talked to Billboard magazine about how the song started. Or where it started — in Tompkins’ hometown in Alabama.

“My hometown is pretty much an oak tree, a volunteer fire department and a high school football team,” Tompkins said. “Oh, and a funeral home.” So those opening lines like “You get your hands in it/Plant your roots in it” came from him.

Then Clawson said he wanted to add something about commitment, a concept so many country songs are missing these days.

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