Unknown Highway

Story Behind The Song

the song was wrote about 10 years ago and i cut it on my album back in october and then this west virginia story came out and i was shocked. so i just want to see what could happen.

Song Description

About a man working down in west Virgina coal mines telling his son to follow his heart and don't be affraid of that unknown highway. The old man did what he had to do to support his faimly, but it was not where he wanted to be.

Song Length 3:14 Genre Country - General, Country - Contemporary
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Relaxed Subject Change
Language English Era 2000 and later


Dady worked a coal mine
beneath the west virgina stone
gave up the best years
to that godforsaken whole
never got to do the things
he wanted too
don't follow in my footsteps sun
heres my advice to you

Follow your heart
Don't be affraid of that unknown highway
the good lord will help
If you help yourself and give it your best try
it's all up to you which road you choose
so follow your heart
and don't be afraid of that unknown highway

Theres a whole wide world a wating
for a man thats his own man
be willing to take a chance
and it'll pay off in the end
I spent my whole life down in these mines
it's what i had to do
and i nearly choaked on that old black dust
to make a better life for you

repeat chorus

Lyrics John E. McCollum, Rusty Buddie, TIm Gaetano Music Music Mountain studios/ Nashville
Producer J. Gary Smith Publisher EMI Black wood music Inc. (BMI), EMI Tower street Music (BMI), Silver Thunder (BMI)
Performance Jake McVey Label Big Gandy Dancer
Clean Clean

Clean Clean

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