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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!




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