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The Take a Back Road Songfacts reports that co-writer Rhett Akins came up with the song's title after hearing a friend say that listening to a Hank Williams, Jr. album made him, "want to ride a dirt road right now." He and the other songwriter, Luke Laird, changed the line to "take a back road" and gave it a rap-style phrasing.

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Sit in that six lane backed up traffic
Horns are honking, I've about had it
I'm looking for an exit sign
Gotta get out of here, get it all off my…

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