Don Reid, lead singer of the Statler Brothers, wrote a lot of the songs on their records, and that was a big influence on me as a kid. He is also an author, and I was reading the blog on his web site one day, and he was talking bout how crazy the world has become, mentioned a few headlines that seemed unbelievable, and he said something like “I’m not writing fiction because I can’t keep up with reality.”  I thought “fiction” sounded like a song…just had to put the girl in it. 

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