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“Greener Grass” is one of those songs that just poured out almost by itself, start to finish. As a songwriter, for me, that is not how I usually write. Most of the time, I have a general idea or “hook” to start from and then I build the chorus first. But sometimes, the emotional inspiration for a song over-powers the structure and somehow you just know what to say before the idea for the chorus even comes to you. That’s what happened with Greener Grass.

At the time I wrote Greener Grass, a close friend of mine was going through a divorce. My parents divorced when I was in college and for me, it’s one of the most tragic things that can ever happen to a person, even though most of the time it eventually works out for the best for everyone. The brokenness, the betrayal, the love lost, and hearts forever changed and bruised from a breakup of a marriage is so intense. While writing the verses, I imagined how I would feel if I ever lost my husband Mark. It was easy to find the words for the song, but really hard to put it down on paper.

Recording the song was REALLY FUN. My producer, Ginger, had some great ideas for the tonal sounds of the electric guitar parts. Mark helped me recruit Kevin Arrowsmith (who plays for Luke Bryan) to play fiddle. Between the two of them, the emotional quality of the song was brought to a whole new level. This is probably my favorite track on Summer of Eleven. You all know how I love those sad songs!

So that’s the inspiration behind “Greener Grass”. You can still get a physical copy of Summer of Eleven on my website http://www.autumnmcentire.com for $4.99, or you can download on iTunes, Amazon.com, or Cdbaby.com. Thanks again to everyone who has bought it already!

Thanks for listening!

autumn

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“I wouldn’t go back…I wouldn’t change time. If I had the chance again, I wouldn’t make you mine. But ooo, there are moments every now and then…”

No regrets, the past is the past, I’ve moved on…but then again. “Get To Me” is one of those kinds of songs. From a very early age, we develop our ability to love and be loved every time we let someone into our lives and into our hearts. The way we choose to love them and be loved by them directly affects that ever-developing ability in either a positive or negative way. Then when they go, we take that experience and sew it into the capacity of how we love the next person. But that previous experience, that person, never really goes away.

I wrote this song with my friend Fred Shafer (www.fredshafer.com). I had most of the lyrics already written when I brought him the idea. Then Fred put his spin on the melody and chord progression and added the turn-around melodic hook which completed the song perfectly! I’m so glad I chose Fred, although I never regret choosing Fred. I love all of the songs we’ve written together (60 Seconds, Into the Ground, While You’re Gone, Last Song, etc.). It just works. 🙂

So, that is a little “behind the music” info about the inspiration for “Get To Me”. If you haven’t picked it up, you can still purchase my new EP “Summer of Eleven” on my web-site (www.autumnmcentire.com) for $4.99, or download it on iTunes, Amazon, or CDbaby.com.

Thanks so much for listening and thank you for all of the comments and reviews for this new batch of songs! Makes my heart happy. 🙂

autumn

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Hello friends! I am so glad to finally say that yesterday, I released a 5-song mini CD called “Summer of Eleven”! I began recording this project with my friend Ginger Ludlow in May or June of this year and it feels great to finally share it with people. Thank you to everyone who has purchased it so far! We had record-breaking pre-order sales (for this lowly indie singer/songwriter…ha!) and your compliments on the songs have been so encouraging and great to hear! Thank you.

If you have not purchased or heard it yet, you can still order a hard copy on my web-site http://www.autumnmcentire.com for $4.99. Hard copies feature some great photos by Evin Photography (as does my newly designed web-site). You can also download the CD on iTunes, CDbaby.com, Amazon, and pretty much anywhere else you can buy music online.

Over the next week or so, I will be blogging some “behind the scenes” info about each song on the record. I always like it when songwriters share their inspiration or back story about their music so I thought I would do the same. Please subscribe to this blog so you don’t miss any good stores! I had a great time writing and recording this record (while pregnant!) and had some amazing people contributing their talents along the way.

So, that’s it for now. Thank you again for everyone’s support! You guys make it really fun to be a singer/songwriter!

autumn

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