Written by Casey Beathard, Tucker Beathard, and Marla Cannon-Goodman
“Rock On” has a remarkably clever lyrical twist in the chorus.
It’s a song about encouraging a former lover to continue pursuing her dreams, but also dealing with the loneliness and jealousy associated with her doing so a long distance away. I was genuinely surprised when Beathard turned the mantra around, noting that he “should’ve put a rock on.”
Beathard’s vocal leaves a lot to be desired. I think that he sounds like Kip Moore with a sinus infection. But if we’re going to keep referring to warmed over Springsteen as country music, it’s nice to get a creative lyric or two along the way.