Steve Moakler has a story to tell. Check that. Steve Moakler has a lot of stories to tell. The singer/songwriter, who had a hand is writing or co-writing all ten tracks on his latest album Blue Jeans, is revealing the true story behind the song of his current single “’72 Winnebago.”
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“’72 Winnebago is one of my all-time favorite stories to tell… It’s an epic road-trip, a freeing outlook on life, and a love story all wrapped into one,” Steve told One Country. “I’m thrilled that we could finally put music to it.”
In an exclusive video, Steve reveals that the easygoing tune tells the story of how he and his wife Gracie found a camper and traveled the country in their pride and joy, finding magic along the way.
“Well, we picked it up in Kentucky / Hitched it to my old Tacoma / Silver and white with a long red stripe / A little home away from home where / You sewed the curtains and I patched the floor / You hung up your dresses and I fixed the door / We had to keep it under 55 / Any faster, it’d rock from side to side,” he sings, kicking off the song.
“We embarked on our first ever hometowns tour as newlyweds and we saw the country together and we found this spirit and outlook on life that still feels like a north star to me,” Steve says in the video. “This kind of freedom, optimism and the ability to be present in the moment that was kind of magic. This song is about a real story, a real camper but it’s really about my favorite version of us.”
Steve, who has written songs for Dierks Bentley (“Riser”), Ashley Monroe (“If Love Was Fair”) and Kellie Pickler, and his wife Gracie share a son, Jackson Thomas, together and are expecting their second child this year.
Check out the story behind “’72 Winnabago” below.