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Hellbound Glory features Tanya Tucker for the Single “Better Hope You Die Young”

Hellbound Glory + Tanya Tucker + Better Hope You Die Young

A cautionary tale for the reckless, American country band Hellbound Glory and country sensation Tanya Tucker released a song called “Better Hope You Die Young” on April 23, 2018. This collaboration highlights the song’s simplistic lyrical composition and honest delivery of its message. There is a certain satisfaction in finding a rare combination of two talented artists such as them. 

Nicholas Pell, a music editor from LA Weekly, ranked Hellbound Glory as No. 2 in the 10 Country Artists You Should Be Listening To describing them as an “evoking energy of the wildest party.” Country songs like “Can’t Wait to Never See You Again” and “Word Gets Around” are some examples of their cleverly written lyrics.

In 2013, the band performed in various shows like CMT Edge in Nashville, Tennessee, and Elvis Presley’s Graceland. They have grown listenership from receiving constant airplay on Outlaw Country, a Sirius XM Radio channel devoted to outlaw music, alternative country, classic honky tonk, and roots rock.

On the other hand, the living country legend Tanya Tucker was a popular artist in the 1970s for integrated rock music. At the age of 13, her rendition of “Delta Dawn” became among the top ten singles in the US Billboard Hot Country Songs at No. 6 and in the Canadian RPM Country Tracks at No. 3. When she transitioned into adulthood, she also made remarkable chart-topping hits, including “What’s Your Mama’s Name” and “Would You Lay with Me.”

Meaning Behind the Song

“Better Hope You Die Young” by Hellbound Glory and Tanya Tucker talks about the consequences of hasty decisions and acting rough to live one’s life. At first, the singer hesitated to criticize someone’s way of living but stressed that no amount of disguise can make you appear tougher to live a hard life. The line “Well, you better die on impact baby, when you fall from grace” implies a warning to those incautious with no regard to the future or the people who will be affected by their careless actions.

There are people who tend to live irresponsibly to savor their remaining freedom, but the aftermath of danger is often overlooked until you are too late to fix it. Living like there is no tomorrow can catch up with you later in life in ways you don’t even realize, leaving you spent out and full of regrets. Hence, the song concludes with the lyrics, “Aw living that way, you better hope you die young,” to tell the listeners that dying young might be a better solution than living with the damage you have brought upon yourself for the rest of your life.

It’s time to take a pause and watch the official video of Hellbound Glory featuring Tanya Tucker on the song “Better Hope You Die Young” below. 

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