Steve Moakler Drops Hot New Single, ‘Born Ready’ [LISTEN]
Steve Moakler has shared the title track from his album Born Ready, which is due out later this year. Readers can press play above to listen to the feel-good, driving tune, guaranteed to get you in summertime roadtrip mode.
An ode to the long-haul trucker, "Born Ready" was partially inspired by the partnership that Moakler has going with Mack Trucks. Co-written by Moakler with Luke Laird and Barry Dean, the open-road anthem has a Bruce Springsteen vibe and hearkens to Moakler's industrial Pittsburgh roots.
"Red, white, blue, just rollin' down the blacktop / Bulldogs barking 'til the can-do backs off / Raised on the run, just two hands holdin' on steady / Born ready," the lyrics play out like a two-lane highway across the fly over states. Whether we were born that way or not, one thing's for sure: Moakler's anthem gets us ready.
While he may still be a newcomer as a performer in his own right, Moakler has long been a critical piece in the puzzle of the Nashville country songwriting scene. Best known for penning songs for stars such as Jake Owen, Eric Church, Kellie Pickler and Dierks Bentley (you can thank him for Bentley's 2015 hit "Riser"), Moakler released his fourth studio album, Steel Town, in March of 2017 and will drop Born Ready later in 2018.