That being said, Carmichael tipped the cap to his uncle Eddie, and the late, great Troy Gentry, with the release of his own “Lucky Man” cover.
Written by David Cory Lee and Dave Turnbull, “Lucky Man” was released in January of 2007 as the second single from the duos Some People Change record. The song went on to be Grammy-nominated for Best Country Performance By A Duo/Group.
And aside from a quick line change, swapping out Carmichael’s Kentucky Wildcats for the Cincinnati Bengals, you might think it was Eddie himself singing this one.
And speaking of family influence, Dillon and producer Jon Pardi recently sat down to go more in-depth about some of their biggest musical influences.