“Hurtin’” was co-written by guitarist Paul Dean, who worked off of music created by Mick Mahan (Pat Benatar’s bassist ) and his collaborator, Gregg Montante. Their original intention was to create something that could be used as the theme song for a telecast of a football game.
“I took what they gave Mike (singer Mike Reno), changed it up a bit, and came up with a melody and a couple of hooks,” Dean said. “The idea was to create an anthem for the home crowd to sing about putting a ‘hurtin’ on the other team.”
They are hitting the road for a North American tour.