Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Story Behind the Song: Josh Thompson, ‘Won’t Be Lonely Long’

Subscribe to KEAN 105 on

In November of 2010, Josh Thompson released “Won’t Be Lonely Long” as the third single from his Way Out Here album; in 2011, it peaked in the Top 30 on the country charts. Thompson co-wrote the tune with George Ducas and Arlis Albritton, and below, Ducas tells The Boot about writing the track.

I already knew Josh from playing shows around town. We got to be buddies and would get together for beers. We had a couple of mutual friends who were co-writers, one of whom wrote the song with us. Arlis [at the time was] not only a writer, but also Jamey Johnson‘s tour manager. We all wear a lot of different hats, I guess! [Laughs]

The three of us hooked up at my house to write. We wrote it in my living room. It was maybe the second or third song Josh and I had written together. It was before he got signed. None of us had any preconceived ideas of who we were writing for; we were just trying to write a good, fun song. That is exactly what it turned out to be. We wanted to make it a good, beer drinkin’, hitting the bar, hitting the town kind of tune.

I love the track, and I love the way it turned out. Now that I hear the recording, it reminds me a little bit of [Garth Brooks‘] “Friends in Low Places.” It’s got a little bit of that vibe to it. It’s got a little bit of something else in it that I can’t put my finger on. It’s definitely Josh’s song; he made it his own.

It was a good day. We probably had a couple of beers afterward … I can’t remember! [Laughs]

This story was originally written by Alanna Conaway, and revised by Angela Stefano.

NEXT: The Story Behind Josh Thompson's 'Comin' Around'

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KEAN A-List quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KEAN A-List contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.