I’ll admit, ever since Larry Fleet dropped his second album, Stack of Records, I’ve been dying for some new music from the man.
Not only does the Tennessee native have arguably the most soulful voice in all of mainstream country music, but he always knows how to get a great message across.
So, needless to say I started to get real excited when he began to drop new music gradually throughout this year, such as “Daddy Don’t Drink,” “Try Texas,” “Young Buck,” and “Layaway,” because that more than likely meant that a new album was in the works.
And two days ago, that hope became a reality when Fleet shared the track list to his third studio album, Earned It.
Fleet weighed in on the purpose behind the latest project:
“I’ve been workin’ since I was 14 laying bricks; there isn’t a day in my life I can remember where I wasn’t workin’ toward something or watching someone else earn their keep, whether that was my mom at home providing for us boys or at school teaching art when we got a little older, my dad out at job sites, you name it.
I believe in taking care of the people you love, earning a life you’re proud of, workin’ hard, and keeping your family and the things that matter first.
With this record, I wanted to focus on how we got here and what our work earned us; it’s earned this life for my family, this opportunity for me and my band out on the road, it’s taught me about living well and makes me appreciate the place I come from. Earned It just felt right because I feel like I have; it’s been a long time coming, and by God it was worth it.”
Fleet also praised the songwriters for this album:
“Nashville’s full of the finest songwriters in the world, so I felt like it might finally be time to showcase some of their work alongside some of mine now that folks have gotten to know me as a songwriter on the first couple records.
I’m thankful they’d trust me to tell these stories and hope we did them justice.”
And on top of that, the man himself dropped four new songs from the album today, like “Ain’t Mad At Jesus,” “Much To Talk About,” “Lucky Dog,” and the title track.
Give ’em a listen:
“Ain’t Mad At Jesus”
“Much To Talk About”
Check out the full track list below:
Earned It (Larry Fleet, Connie Rae Harrington)
Lucky Dog (Zach Abend, Smith Ahnquist, Michael Hardy)
Ain’t Mad At Jesus (Larry Fleet, Josh Miller, Jake Mitchell)
25-8 (Casey Beathard, Nicolette Hayford, Jim Wolf)
Things I Take For Granted (Larry Fleet, Rocky Block, Jordan Dozzi, Brett Tyler)
Lord Willing (Larry Fleet, Will Bundy, Brett Tyler)
Two Beer Plan (Larry Fleet, Thomas Archer, Ryan Beaver, Mark Holman)
Taking The Long Way (Larry Fleet, Will Bundy, Brett Tyler)
Something He’d Say (Larry Fleet, Josh Thompson, Jake Mitchell)
Beer Needs A Beer (Larry Fleet, Brett Tyler, Logan Wall)
There’s A Waylon (Steve Moakler, Joseph Patton, Logan Wall)
Angels Were Gone (Rodney Clawson, Jessie Jo Dillon, Joybeth Taylor)
Try Texas (Jake Mitchell, Larry Fleet, James McNair)
Tennessee On You (Rocky Block, John Byron, Jacob Durrett, Ashley Gorley)
Muddy Water (Larry Fleet, Jesse Frasure, Brett Tyler)
Devil Music (Jessie Jo Dillon, Neil Mason, Brett Tyler)
Layaway (Larry Fleet, Mark Trussell, Josh Miller)
Much To Talk About (Tommy Cecil, Jordan Dozzi, Craig Wiseman)
Grow (Rodney Clawson, Josh Miller, Dallas Wilson)
Daddy Don’t Drink (Larry Fleet, Derek Bahr, Luke Laird)
Young Buck (Andy Albert, John Byron, Devin Dawson, Jacob Durrett)