10. Write What You Know
Wiseman: All I want to do is capture one moment, some slice of life, even if it's riding around in a pickup truck. Brooks & Dunn's "Hillbilly Deluxe" came from me waiting for my wife in the grocery store and watching a country town go by on a Friday night, realizing that it hasn't changed a bit since I was a kid. Whatever I'm looking at, if I can get that windowpane clear enough to where I'm just showing the picture, that's the ballgame for me.
Davidson: [Luke Bryan's "That's My Kind of Night"] is what my kind of night would have been if I was in high school or college – hell, even now, to be honest with you, I still like to party. "Floating down the Flint River"; that’s the river I grew up on. "Catch us up a little catfish dinner"; of course it rhymes really well, but the truth is, we’d go fishing.