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April 16, 2021 22 min

Famed country music songwriter Craig Wiseman stops in the cellar to catch up with his longtime friend, Phil Vassar. They share stories from their early days co-writing songs, to being crime fighters in their shared neighborhood at the start of their careers. Craig tells the real life stories that inspired his legendary Tim McGraw hit, “Live Like You Were Dying.” He also shares his feelings on blending musical styles and blurring the genre lines. Phil and Craig discuss the influence that playing in bars early in their careers had on how they approached writing songs. They reminisce about writing “American Child” about Phil’s firstborn in the same house they’re recording the show in currently. They end their day talking about the inclusive attitude & influences behind their song “Bobbi With An ‘I’.”

Performances:

“Live Like You Were Dying” - Craig Wiseman

“American Child” - Phil Vassar

“Bobbi With An ‘I’” - Craig Wiseman & Phil Vassar

More info on Songs From The Cellar & details on how to watch the TV series can be found at https://www.songsfromthecellar.com

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