This Ole Boy (song)
|"This Ole Boy"|
|Single by Craig Morgan|
|from the album This Ole Boy|
|Released||July 18, 2011|
|Craig Morgan singles chronology|
"This Ole Boy" is a song written by Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip. Originally recorded by Joe Nichols for his 2011 album It's All Good, it was also recorded by Craig Morgan. His version of the song was released in July 2011 as the first single and title track from his album This Ole Boy, released by Black River Entertainment in early 2012.
Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip, collectively known as The Peach Pickers, wrote the song. According to Hayslip, Davidson "had the groove going", and all three drew from personal experiences: "It’s just a fun song about growing up like we did. We got those butterflies from that girl … you drove her around … you did go to the river … you did start thinking about wanting to marry her." While on the road with Morgan, Akins heard him singing the song while preparing coffee on the bus, and decided that the song was "meant for" him.
Bobby Peacock of Roughstock gave it four stars out of five, saying that "it's a move back away from the strident sound he's been forging lately" and "It's not a very original idea, but it's very well-executed". A less favorable review came from Billy Dukes of Taste of Country, who said "the whole song is sweet and unoffensive, but it’s too familiar for a man who’s beginning a new chapter of his career".
|US Billboard Hot 100||87|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||13|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||55|
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- Peacock, Bobby (5 July 2011). "Craig Morgan — 'This Ole Boy' review". Roughstock. Retrieved 7 March 2012.
- Dukes, Billy (23 June 2011). "Craig Morgan, ‘This Ole Boy’ – Song Review". Taste of Country. Retrieved 7 March 2012.
- Dukes, Billy (12 January 2012). "Craig Morgan Cuddles With Actress Angie Harmon in New ‘This Ole Boy’ Video". Taste of Country. Retrieved 7 March 2012.
- "Craig Morgan Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Craig Morgan.
- "Craig Morgan Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Craig Morgan.
- "Best of 2012: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2012. Retrieved December 14, 2012.