Denny Strickland, ‘Get a Grip’ Lyric Video [Exclusive Premiere]
Denny Strickland is premiering the lyric video for his infectious new single, “Get a Grip,” exclusively for readers of The Boot.
Written by power songwriting trio Bill DiLugi, Troy Johnson and Henry Jack Williams, “Get a Grip” takes a nod from Sam Hunt with its pulsing rhythm and synthy elements. Lyrically and in terms of sound, this track would fit right in on country radio alongside Hunt and Florida Georgia Line.
“Hey, pretty girl, I’m on my way / Slow-rollin' out the gate / Heats on, got my gangster lean on,” sings Strickland. “Baby, you smell like honeysuckle / That little low-riding buckle’s sweet on the / Tight fitting jeans on ya.”
Strickland calls "Get a Grip" "really different" and "not your typical country song;" "even though there’s lots of traditional imagery, there’s a rock thing going on that kinda sneaks up on you," he notes.
Strickland’s foray into country music has resulted in some impressive industry connections: While traveling on the national horse show circuit, the rising artist met longtime Johnny Cash band member Marshall Grant at a dive bar in Tunica, Miss.
“I went up to him, introduced myself and gave him a demo,” Strickland recalls. “A little later, he called me back, and we started working together.”
Grant passed away in 2011, but after a brief hiatus to re-focus, Strickland moved to Nashville full time in 2012. The artist has released a handful of singles but has not yet announced plans for a full-length album. In the meantime, however, "Get a Grip" and his other music is available for download on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and Spotify.