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I hear Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton. Oh, yeah, and Neal McCoy. It's his song, after all. But Lambert and Shelton's voices are there in the background. If you listen closely, you can hear them in this TV news clip about McCoy shooting the video for his latest song off his upcoming album, XII, in his hometown of Longview, Texas, last week. "I've been on the road a bunch this year, just like every year. We run a lot, and instead of taking more time away from my family, I said it'd be great if we could shoot this thing in Longview," McCoy said about bringing the video production home. As for the song about not being uptight and trying to unwind and smile more, this is how McCoy describes the optimistic country tune: "Everybody wants to find that song that hits the sweet spot, which is pretty much them, but everybody else, too. I think I finally found that song! I think any song that says, 'It's gonna be OK, it's gonna be all right' ... has got to be a winner. People really want to hear, and almost need to hear, that right now. Times being the way they are -- and something that makes people feel good? Well, anyone who knows me knows I'm all about that."