Shootout Saturday Night

from by Jonathan Birchfield

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"Shootout" was another one of those songs that went down pretty quickly. Being from the area where NASCAR was born, I had quite the racing vocabulary and I felt it my southern duty to write a tribute to the drivers of a sport that we hold high in NC and the South.
A special thanks goes out to my friend, NASCAR hall of fame driver Dale Jarett and a few friends at ESPN for getting "Shootout" played on the 2013 and 2014 Saturday night ESPN racing telecasts.
This is also the only song that was recorded with a different group of players and not at the same time as the tunes from the album.
We needed to get this song finished quickly as ESPN was eager to get it for their telecasts. unfortunately I was on the road in PA. So the boys got together in Nashville and laid down the music and I pout the vocals down while I was in Pittsburgh. It was a stateside, whirlwind session that produced the most "famous" tune from Enjoy The Ride".

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Shootout Saturday Night
(J. Birchfield, K. Manna)

The blood in their veins is gasoline
4 Barrel carbs to help em breath
Engines screamin at the heart of speed
43 gunners, driven 800 horses
Come on now let’s make us some noise

It’s a Shootout Saturday Night
Gonna last till Sunday
Talkin’ big money
It’s a Shootout Saturday Night
Six gun showdown
Takin over speed town
Gotta hang tough it’s a helluva fight
Shootout Saturday Night

It’s fast and it’s tough and it’s laced with oil
Wound up tight as a rattlesnakes coil
It’s one badass green and white
Checkered world
It’s revved up girls, and it’s beer and it’s sweat
It’s double or nothing when you place your bet

It’s a Shootout Saturday Night
Gonna last till Sunday
Talkin’ big money
It’s a Shootout Saturday Night
Six gun showdown
Takin over speed town
Gotta hang tough it’s a helluva fight
Shootout Saturday Night

Lika an angry train gone wrong
Goin on and on
and on and on
and on and on
and on

It’s a Shootout Saturday Night
Gonna last till Sunday
Talkin’ big money
It’s a Shootout Saturday Night
Six gun showdown
Takin over speed town
Gotta hang tough it’s a helluva fight
Shootout Saturday Night

Shootout Saturday night

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from Enjoy The Ride, released May 4, 2016

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jonathan birchfield Charlotte, North Carolina

From the foothills of NC Jonathan has been entertaining and turning heads for 35 years. Think of Keith Richards and Merle Haggard jaming with Lynyrd Skynyrd. In an over saturated world of “bro-country”, country outlaw wannabes, JB has remained true to the roots of his musical past. JBs music has been described as an in your face, southern country, roots rock, from the southern heartland. ... more

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