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Growing up in a small town near Muscle Shoals, Alabama, which is rich with songwriters and music business professionals, Alan Hill and I (Shannon Johnson) were exposed to their many talents and writing styles. Also, we especially were influenced by the writing styles of Don Henley and Glenn Frey of the Eagles. We began getting together in high school and writing songs and jotting down ideas. We continued after high school and met regularly at a local restaurant after hours to write and listen to other buddies sing and play and toss around ideas. We also became friends with some of the professional songwriters in the area. By hanging around these guys, we learned more about the music business than you could ever read in a book. Their advice was invaluable, and we are very appreciative for all their help. It brought to reality how great it would be to write a hit song. We were about 17 years old then and now we’re in our early 40’s. That gives you an idea of how long we have been at this. They say that time heals all wounds, but they never said that time could be a wound in itself. We look forward to the future and hope that all this hard work will pay off. Shannon Johnson PS. In loving memory of my mentor... Robert Byrne