Celebrate the Heart of Country, Americana, and Roots Music!

Drop Us A Line, Y'all

Y'all interested in advertising, partnering up, contributing stories, joining our team, or just got a question? Well, don't be shy, drop us a line!

Follow Us

“You May See Me Walkin’” by Ricky Skaggs Helps you Get Over your Ex

Ricky Skaggs + You May See Me Walkin'
by

Multi-awarded country singer Ricky Skaggs sings an uplifting anthem for broken hearts with his single “You May See Me Walkin’.’” Written by Tom Uhr from the band Shady Grove Ramblers, the track was the second single from Skaggs’ album Waitin for the Sun to Shine. It sneaked as No. 9 into the Top 10 Billboard Hot Country Chart after its release in August 1981.

With “You May See Me Walkin’'” on the tracklist, Skaggs’ third studio album was later awarded the Album of the Year by the Country Music Association (CMA) in 1982. 

He produced another song from the album called “Crying My Heart Over You,” which became his first chart-topper at the Billboard Hot Country Songs and was added to Skaggs’ greatest hits

Meaning Behind the Song

Highlighting Ricky Skaggs’ journey to becoming a mainstream country star, “You May See Me Wakin’’ solidified his career in the music industry during the 80s. The rhythmic and vibrant song was accompanied by electric and steel guitars, a mix of piano, and resonant drum beats that demonstrate the positive energy of the lyrics in letting go of the post-breakup pain. 

Skaggs was able to combine his bluegrass style and traditional country sound while maintaining the delicate and playful instrumentals consistent throughout the classic record.

The song begins with the singer suggesting that he is finally getting over a relationship after being betrayed. To emphasize the idea of moving on, he sings the lines, “You may see me walkin’, you may hear me talkin’, but the words I speak won’t ever be about you.” After being hurt multiple times, he won’t allow himself to get wounded again, even after his ex insists on changing. 

Skaggs’ delivery of the song was straightforward yet impactful as he declares his independence from a past relationship he will no longer be confined to.

Watch Ricky Skaggs’s lively performance of “You May See Me Walkin’” in the video below.

Latest Stories

Watch George Jones as He Pays Tribute To Conway Twitty With "Hello Darlin'"

George Jones Honors Conway Twitty with Powerful Rendition of ‘Hello Darlin’

Days after the world lost the legendary Conway Twitty, another country legend paid tribute to the late singer with an emotional rendition of his iconic “Hello Darlin’,” and it’s none ...

Merle Haggard’s “Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down” Says Alcohol Can’t Heal Wounds

Merle Haggard’s “Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down” Says Alcohol Can’t Heal Wounds

Still not feeling numb after five drinks? If you’re trying to move on from a heartbreak, we hate to break it to you, but Merle Haggard’s lyrics in “Tonight the ...

5 Ashley Cooke Facts You Need to Know

5 Ashley Cooke Facts You Need to Know

On the road to becoming a country breakout star, Ashley Cooke is an up-and-coming artist who is known for her smash hit “Your Place” in 2023. She brings down-to-earth vibes ...

Huercasa Country Festival 2024: What You Need To Know

Huercasa Country Festival 2024: What You Need To Know

Festival Title: Huercasa Country Festival 2024Festival Duration: July 5-7, 2024Venue: Las Delicias Municipal Soccer Field in Riaza, Segovia, SpainPerformers Include: Kaitlin Butts,  Myron Elkins, A Thousand Horses, The Wonder Women ...

Under The Big Sky 2024: What You Need To Know

Under The Big Sky 2024: What You Need To Know

Festival Title:Under The Big Sky 2024Festival Duration:July 12-14, 2024Venue:Big Mountain Ranch in Whitefish, MontanaPerformers Include:Billy Strings, Miranda Lambert, Turnpike Troubadours, and moreTicket Information: Get Your Tickets Here It’s that time ...

Country Jam USA 2024: What You Need To Know

Country Jam USA 2024: What You Need To Know

Festival Title: Country Jam USA 2024Festival Duration: July 18-20, 2024Venue:Eau Claire Event District in Eau Claire, WisconsinPerformers Include:HARDY, Brothers Osborne, Thomas Rhett, and moreTicket Information:Ticket Information: Get Your Tickets Here ...

Country Thunder Saskatchewan 2024: What You Need To Know

Country Thunder Saskatchewan 2024: What You Need To Know

Festival Title: Country Thunder Saskatchewan 2024Festival Duration:July 11-14, 2024Venue:Craven World Campground in Craven, Saskatchewan, CanadaPerformers Include:Luke Combs, Nickelback, Dallas Smith, and moreTicket Information:Get Your Tickets Here Country Thunder Saskatchewan is ...

Windy City Smokeout 2024: What You Need To Know

Windy City Smokeout 2024: What You Need To Know

Festival Title: Windy City Smokeout 2024Festival Duration: July 11-14, 2024Venue: United Centre Parking Lot in Chicago, IllinoisPerformers Include: Thomas Rhett, Parker McCollum, Cody Johnson, Carrie Underwood, and moreTicket Information: Get ...

Over 100,000 Fans Join George Strait As He Sang “Amarillo by Morning”

Over 100,000 Fans Join George Strait As He Sang “Amarillo by Morning”

George Strait bested both his indoor and outdoor record – and the fifty-year record of the largest attendance in the US – at his annual series of one-off performances during ...

Country Concert 2024: What You Need To Know

Country Concert 2024: What You Need To Know

Festival Title: Country Concert 2024Festival Duration: July 11-13, 2024Venue: Hickory Hill Lakes in Fort Laramie, OhioPerformers Include:Cody Johnson, Lainey Wilson, HARDY, and moreTicket Information: Get Your Tickets Here The Midwest’s ...