If you’ve been around country music for the last few years you know the song Granddaddy’s Gun. I don’t think it’s ever been released as a single, but it’s been on a few records over the years.
This kind of song for some reason doesn’t usually do very well on the charts. I’m not entirely sure why because it’s a story a lot of guys can relate to in life.
I like this version from former rocker Aaron Lewis.
Granddaddy’s Gun – Aaron Lewis
The song is about a family that passes a gun on down through the generations. It’s not the prettiest gun around. It may not even be that easy to use, but it’s got more value to the family that it would to anyone else.
I know the story well.
When I was growing up my grandpa was a hunter as was my dad. Anytime we would visit Grandma and Grandpa’s house we could look in the gun cabinet. There were three grandsons and we all had our eyes on the guns.
Grandpa said when we were old enough to hunt – 12 years old in Wisconsin – that we could choose one of the guns.
My choice came and there was no question. I chose the 30.06 rifle from around 1960. I still use it to this day. It has a new scope. It’s as accurate as ever. It may not be the first choice for other hunters, but to me I can sit and use it each year during deer season and connect all those years back to when my grandpa used it.
Oh, and by the way. I’ve taken my biggest whitetail ever with that gun.
Chart Estimate: #30
CML Points: 84/100
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