We Rode in Trucks

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"We Rode In Trucks"
Single by Luke Bryan
from the album I'll Stay Me
Released October 22, 2007
Recorded 2007
Genre Country
Length 4:30
Label Capitol Nashville
Producer(s) Jeff Stevens
Luke Bryan singles chronology
"All My Friends Say"
"We Rode In Trucks"
"Country Man"

"We Rode In Trucks" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Luke Bryan. It was released in October 2007 as the second single from his debut studio album I'll Stay Me. The song was written by Bryan, Roger Murrah and Jim McCormick.


In the first verse, the narrator describes where he lived as a young man, and the activities he engaged in, such as picking cotton and pig wrestling. The woman he is addressing also lived on a farm, and "rode in trucks." In the second verse, he describes things she learned at that age, such as kissing and fighting. The speaker then imagines driving down a back road in his truck. In the third and final verse, the narrator describes new changes in his life. Bryan told Billboard the song is a "tribute to growing up in rural America."

Critical reception[edit]

Matt C. of Engine 145 gave the song a thumbs up, describing the song as the "finest example of a nostalgic song" that he has heard since Alan Jackson’s "Remember When." He goes on to say that the song contains many lines with "elegant simplicity and are delivered with evocative sincerity."[1] Kevin John Coyne of Country Universe gave the song a B grade, calling it a nostalgic song but a similar theme "has been covered this year with greater effect by Miranda Lambert and Rodney Atkins."[2]

Music video[edit]

The video shows Bryan singing the song at a swamp in Georgia. It was directed by Shaun Silva and premiered in late 2007.

Chart performance[edit]

The song debuted on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart at number 60 for the week of November 3, 2007.

Chart (2007–08) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 33


  1. ^ C., Matt (2007-10-03). "Luke Bryan — "We Rode in Trucks"". Engine 145. Retrieved 2011-03-20. 
  2. ^ Coyne, Kevin John (2007-10-10). "Luke Bryan — "We Rode in Trucks"". Country Universe. Retrieved 2011-03-20. 
  3. ^ "Luke Bryan – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Luke Bryan. Retrieved March 20, 2011.

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