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John Daly's song 'Hit It Hard' hits the airwaves
Series: Golf Buzz
Published: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | 12:39 p.m.
We've known for a long time now that John Daly is passionate about music.
The former PGA and Open Champion even has a song that's been getting play on SiriusXM The Highway.
The name of the track is, "Hit It Hard."
Earlier this month, Daly sent this tweet when he heard the song on his radio:
— John Daly (@PGA_JohnDaly) August 11, 2014
If you're a fan of golf, John Daly and country music, there's a good chance you'll like this tune, which includes lyrics like this (click here to listen to the song):
Most people would have given up by now,
All the rough I've seen,
These ups and downs,
Somehow I just keep on playin' through
According to Dayne Shuda, a writer for www.countrymusiclife.com (who knows far more about the genre than this author), the song is pretty good.
John is very honest with his music. But if you've ever seen him in an interview you know that's exactly who he is all the time. He's an open book. He's not afraid to talk about the things he's done in his life. He's quite the character and people love it. I think in a way, all of John's fans are inspired by his honesty.
The fact that this song is getting played on SiriusXM now caught me off guard. The album that John put out came out back in 2010.
Shuda goes on to speculate about why the song is suddenly on satellite radio (perhaps Daly has a friend pushing it?).
Though I don't know much about country music, I do know I like this song better than another Daly hit -- "All My Exes Wear Rolexes."
Here's Daly covering one of his all-time favorite songs a while back -- "Knockin' on Heaven's Door":