Story Behind the Song: ‘Down the Road,’ Chesney & McAnally
It was a very organic little song, written on Christmas morning, 1987. I was putting together some stuff that wasn't supposed to require assembly. Turned out I needed some D batteries at 3 o'clock in the morning in Sheffield, Ala. I don't recommend that as a scavenger hunt item! Finally got everything done, and it was close enough to daylight that I decided just to sit out on the porch and wait until the kids got up to see what was under the tree ... Wrote this little song, and it was its own reward 21 years ago. Never imagined anything like this coming from it! It only became what it is now because of these guys (Kenny Chesney and producer Buddy Cannon).