Rick Paul’s “Fly”, from his “Love Holds On” album was originally written as an entry in the American Idol song contest. The song didn’t get anywhere in the contest, then a year or two later one of Rick’s longtime friends was celebrating a silver wedding anniversary. With a few minor tweaks to the lyrics, Rick repurposed the song as an anniversary song. It is this new version of the song, which could also work as a graduation song, that was recorded for Rick’s album.
The story behind my latest single, “Undertow”, starts back in early November of 2003. I’d emailed a relatively new co-writer, Mary Lou Sudkamp, about some potential opportunities with our first co-write, “I Didn’t Think”. She attached a new lyric, “Undertow”, to her reply, asking about my interest in writing music to it. I was pretty … Read moreStory Behind the Song: “Undertow”