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March 17

Why today? It’s the 55th birthday of Paul Overstreet, the song’s co-writer and singer of the record’s last verse.

About the record: Capitol B-44100, recorded Dec. 16, 1986, at The Music Mill in Nashville. First released on Tucker’s Love Me Like You Used To album, Capitol CLT-46870, in July 1987. Single released October 1987.

This might not be the most representative Paul Overstreet song, but I’ve always liked it — both the song and the record. He wrote it with the late Paul Davis (heard on the first verse here) and Don Schlitz.

About the artist: Paul Overstreet has written some of country’s most memorable songs from the late-’80s-early-’90s period, including “On The Other Hand,” “Diggin’ Up Bones,” “Forever And Ever, Amen” and others for Randy Travis. And he’s no slouch as an artist (“Daddy’s Come Around,” “Seeing My Father In Me”). Learn more at his Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame profile. As for Tanya Tucker, lookie here.

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