Story Behind the Song: Josh Turner, ‘All Over Me’
In April of 2010, Josh Turner released “All Over Me” as the second single from his Haywire album. That October, the song — written by the Peach Pickers (Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip) — hit No. 1 on the country charts. Below, Akins tells The Boot about how the tune came to be.
This is another one of those good-time, summer-feeling songs about hot weather and it being time to get in the boat, grab your girl and head to the lake or the river — similar to when the three of us wrote “Barefoot and Crazy” [by Jack Ingram].
We didn’t have any title mapped out or even a direction of where we were going. We didn’t know where we were headed with this song while writing it, but we just dove into it. We came up with the title to the song as we were writing the chorus about “save all your kisses up, bring all your sweet love, and pour it all over me.”
It’s kind of a romantic, fun summer song. It turned out great!