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How a song is born #2

Updated on April 29, 2016
Betty Overstreet, Singer/Songwriter 1988
Betty Overstreet, Singer/Songwriter 1988

One of my very first songs!

" I love you honey, but not that much" hit me as a song title the minute the words came out of his mouth. I couldn't wait to return home and start writing!

1988, Nashville, Tennessee. I had just completed a recording session and was enterviewing Tommy Dee Donaldson to be in charge of my promotion of the song.

As we sat in a cafe he was explaining all the benefits of having him help me and I jokingly mentioned something and he replied, "I love you honey, but not that much". I quickly said, "That sounds like a song " and he agreed that it sure did. I said, "I'm going to write it as soon as I get back home" and he said "Not if I write it first"!

I don't know if Tommy ever wrote one by that name but I have had really good comments on mine throughout the years.

Tommy was a great help and pushed my song " Let the Sandman wait" up the Cashbox Charts to the top 100, by Thanksgiving that year, right along with Alan Jackson' Chattahoochie and Tanya Tucker was a little bit ahead of me. I was performing as Betty Kean at that time. It was a pleasure to meet and work with Tommy.

I love music, as I'm sure you can tell, and thank God for allowing me to continue to do what I love most. For many years I focused totally on Country, then in the mid-ninties God shook me and made me aware that He wanted me to sing and write for Him!

This picture is the CD cover for the songs I wrote in the 80s...Wow, was I ever that young with all that long hair!

Sites on the Internet to find great music!

There are many places to find music for listening, download or purchase of CDs. Just to name a few: , , and of course, itunes, Spotify, Rhapsody, Amazon and many more.

Gary & Betty Overstreet

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Ain't gona walk that straightline

Lots of music available on Amazon


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