Josh Thompson insists he and Justin Moore needed a good excuse to go to Loser's Bar in Nashville, so they just told everyone they were going to record together.

"Seriously, we did go in the studio last week," Josh tells The Boot. "I had this song I wanted him to sing on, so I called and asked him if he'd come by and he said, 'Yeah, hoss!' We had a blast spending some time together singing."

Justin says he jumped at the chance to record with Josh, proclaiming, "We've become real good buddies over the past couple years. He's a great songwriter, great singer, great artist. I really respect him. He called and said, 'Hey, will you do this song with me, I'll send it to you.' I told him he didn't even have to send it to me, I'd do it."

Josh is wrapping up recording his new CD, which he says should be out next spring. "I over-cut for this one," he reveals. "It's almost mixed and now I have to get it down to 10 to 12 songs. I wrote everything on it except the liner notes. I can't wait for people to hear it."

The album's first single, 'Coming Around,' will premiere right here on The Boot tomorrow (Nov. 17)!

Josh is also more than a little excited that he has a song on the reigning CMA Album of the Year, Jason Aldean's 'My Kinda Party.' He wrote 'Church Pew and a Barstool' with Adam Craig and Michael Howard.

"You write and you write and you have 900,000 songs and you love all of them but you can't record them all," says the singer-songwriter. "Then every once in a while there's an artist who feels as strong as you do about a song, and they want to put their voice to it. It's so flattering. It's the reason we're here. It drives me."

The song was one of the first the singer wrote after he moved to Nashville. He admits he was a little worried about getting it cut because it runs almost a minute longer than most traditional three-minute country songs. Although he never recorded it, Josh would perform it when singing in clubs around Nashville. He notes that it isn't hard to let go of a song when someone shows an interest in it.

"When it's the right time to fly, you got to let it go," he acknowledges. "Otherwise it may sit by your side the rest of your life."

Justin also writes most of his own material and says he's not the kind of writer who can pen tunes by appointment, like many of Nashville's songwriters. He has to be inspired to write. "I think you're one or the other. I might write ten songs in a month and then I might not write for six months. I just can't force myself to do it, but when an idea hits me I have to find a place and sit down and write it."

Justin should have more inspiration very soon. He's anxiously awaiting the arrival of a new little one to his family, to join his wife and their daughter, 19-month-old Ella Kole. "She is insane," Justin says of the little girl born in February 2010. "Thank God she looks like her mother!"

Both Josh and Justin have had a lot of time on the road this year. Justin just ended his tour with Miranda Lambert and looks forward to joining her husband, Blake Shelton, on his Well Lit & Amplified tour, which kicks off Jan. 12 in Toledo, Ohio. Meanwhile, Josh continues with CMT on Tour, joined by Lee Brice and Luke Bryan, with stops in Southaven, Miss., on Thursday (Nov. 17) and Auburn, Ala., on Friday (Nov. 18).

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