Saturday, October 25, 2014

October 25th Birthdays 2014

Chely Wright, born in 1970, celebrates her 44th birthday today.

Happy birthday, Chely!

Friday, October 24, 2014

October 24th Birthdays 2014

We aren't aware of any country birthdays today. If you know someone that needs a birthday wish, don't hesitate to let us know who it is!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Story Behind Phil Vassar's "Don't Miss Your Life"

Many of Phil Vassar's songs originate 30,000 feet into the air, but "Don't Miss Your Life" is a song that comes from personal experience as well as from inspiration found on one particular flight.

In fact, the realness of the song is what makes it stand out so much in his mind. He had an encounter with a man on a plane that made him stop and evaluate his own priorities. As a result, a song was also born.

"I was talking to a guy sitting next to me," Vassar explains, "who was retired, and it was a long West Coast to East Coast flight. I do a lot of writing on airplanes anyway. . .I always have my iPad, and that's where I write lyrics because I'm always a little bored and it gives me time to focus."

The guy started telling him all about how he worked so much that he missed many of the small moments in life that really matter. He told Vassar about the those things and it made him think twice.

"I immediately thought about how much I miss with my own kids. I started going through my phone and looking at pictures and it just really hit me. My kids send me pictures on the first day of school or all of that stuff when it happens, and I realized I'm not in any of these pictures! I'm not in any of 'em! So suddenly I realized, wow, I have missed so much stuff. You don't even realize because you're caught up in the middle of it at the time, so I think I got that song going pretty quickly because it was so real."

Vassar finished writing the song with Charlie Black, but he know that it was something special the moment they finished it.

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October 23rd Birthdays 2014


Dwight Yoakam, born in 1956, is celebrating his 58th birthday today.


Jimmy Wayne, born in 1972, is celebrating his 42nd birhtday today.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

October 22nd Birthdays 2014

We aren't aware of any country birthdays today. If you know someone that needs a birthday wish, don't hesitate to let us know!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

October 21st Birthdays 2014

We aren't aware of any country birthdays today. If you know someone that needs a birthday wish, don't hesitate to let us know!

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Story Behind Lady Antebellum's "Hello World"

"Hello World" is a slow paced song, especially when compared to the tempo of many of the other familiar songs by Lady Antebellum. Yet, it fits the mood of the song, a song that would not be what it is today if the three songwriters had not gotten together to finish it.

Originally titled "Hello Heart," the song is one that goes back over a decade before completion. Lee remembers well when he started the song and even how it was finished. He started the song when he was in his late 20's but, with the help of some friends, he completed the song in his early 40's.

"I started it when I was 27 years old," he says. "A long time ago. . .I wrote a chorus and pretty much most of the song a different way. And then I put it down, turned away from it, and didn't think of it again for at least 10 years. I got with Tony Lane and we sat down and talked about it one day. We tried to write it, tried to come up with some ideas and finally came up with the chorus. But the rhymes weren't jelling. Then we got Tom Douglas in on it and Tony helped to turn this into something that made it a great song."

It was Tom Douglas that had the idea to change the title to "Hello World" because 'heart' did not have the rhyme ability that they needed. He also suggested that they change the first verse.

"If Tom Douglas and Tony Lane hadn't helped me, this song wouldn't be what it is, that's for sure. It really did turn into something, but I had this song idea so long ago that I"d just forgotten about it."

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October 20th Birthdays 2014

We aren't aware of any country birthdays today. If you know someone that needs a birthday wish, don't hesitate to let us know!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Story Behind Dustin Lynch's "Where It's At"


Sometimes a song idea sticks with a person. Sometimes those moments in time can easily be recalled years after the song has already been written. Dustin Lynch's "Where It's At" is quite possibly one of those songs.

In fact, co-writers Cary Barlowe, Zach Crowell, and Matt Jenkins still remember how this particular song came about. They will likely continue to do so for years to come. Both Crowell and Jenkins will especially remember the title because it came about from a conversation between the two of them mere seconds before Barlowe arrived.

"I can't remember what I was talking about - maybe a pizza place, and I said, 'Oooh, that pizza place, that's where it's at, right there,'" explains Crowell. "I recall Matt going, 'That's the title - 'Where It's At.' Probably two seconds later, Cary walked in the door."

The trio took it from there, trying to write a laid back tune that projected both confidence and light-hearted fun. 

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October 19th Birthdays 2014



Rodney Carrington, born in 1968, celebrates his 46th birthday today.