Story Behind The Song: Justin Moore's "Point At You"
By: Alanna Conaway
Justin Moore is just coming off his first Billboard No. 1 hit with a love song with "'Til My Last Day," so he has decided to carry on that theme with the release of his new single, "Point at You." The song -- written by Rhett Akins, ASCAP's Songwriter of the Year Ben Hayslip and Ross Copperman -- is the lead single from Moore's highly-anticipated third studio album. Roughstock recently sat down with Hayslip to discuss the inspiration behind the new tune.
"We got there, and when you write with Ross, he usually has some sort of groove or track or something laid out already," Hayslip tells Roughstock. "It's crazy how a song falls out from that a lot faster than a normal co-write. I don't know why. I think Ross also had the idea, 'Point at You,' but that's all we had. We had a half-done track and a title. I loved the idea and the way it felt.
"Of course me and Rhett grew up together, and we are very similar," Hayslip continues. "We were not always the best guys. We were pretty wild. We drank a little bit, and we were party guys growing up. I loved this song idea and the title and the way it felt kind of fit, especially for me from that aspect of where I used to be compared to the way I am now in my life. I've still got a wild side to me, but I've got this girl over here. If you want to see that side of me -- the soft side of me -- I just point to you. That song just kind of fell out. The title was there, the track was there; all we had to do was fill in the blanks. It came out pretty easy."