Country music fans can saddle up for a Mother’s Day treat this Sunday, May 10, when Sammy Hagar heads to Nashville to chat with Big Kenny and John Rich of Big & Rich on “Rock & Roll Road Trip” at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT on AXS TV.
In a sneak peek video clip of the upcoming installment, Hagar tells John Rich that the title of their smash hit “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy” really grabbed his attention and asks him how they came up with a line like that.
“Kenny and I, we’ve written everything from seeing something on a bumper sticker to something somebody said in a bar somewhere, probably a lot like you,” Rich explains. “We just thought that was one of the craziest things we ever heard and if we could ever make that crazy phrase into a song, people would probably listen to it. I tell you our record label said, “That will never be a single. You probably shouldn’t put it on the record. It’s too much. But then the fans heard it and started requesting it and next thing you know it’s been our biggest song.”
The song hails from the band’s debut album Horse of a Different Color. The catchy song reached No. 11 on Billboard’s Hot Country Song chart and was featured in the 2012 film “Magic Mike.”
During the episode, the duo teams up with The Red Rocker and busts out an acoustic performance of the track on Rich’s rooftop. The pair also discusses how Big Kenny wrote “Last Dollar” following a big loss in Vegas, how Kenny was prompted to pursue music after working in construction, Rich’s collaboration with Gretchen Wilson on her indelible single “Redneck Woman,” and more.
Be sure to tune in to AXS TV for some Mother’s Day entertainment when “Rock & Rock Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar” goes country with Big & Rich at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 P.T.