The Power of a Simple Song
"If I had to pick my favorite Overstreet song, it would have to be 'Forever and Ever, Amen' ... Over the years, I've recorded quite a few Paul Overstreet songs. I consider myself very fortunate each time I stand before and audience and sing his songs. More often than any other time, I see the powerful effect his words have on people."
— From the Foreword by Randy Travis
Seldom has an American Country musician changed the face and tenor of the modern-day genre with as much impact as has Paul Overstreet— the humble songwriter who chose to stop writing songs about misery and start writing songs that affirm family, the joys of marriage, staying faithful and finding happiness, and honoring your parents. These songs have gone on to become huge hits for Country artists such as Randy Travis, Tanya Tucker, Paul Davis, and the Judds. In his own words— and with the voluble agreement of his hundreds of fans, who wrote e-mails to his website— Paul tells how he was inspired to write such hits as "I Fell in Love Again Last Night," "Same Ole Me," "Forever and Ever, Amen," "Heroes," "On the Other Hand," "Sowin' Love," "Til the Mountains Disappear," "When You Say Nothing at All," and so many others. Forever and Ever, Amen is a celebration of life once lost, now found— and a man who has written songs that have touched so many others in their everyday lives.
|Publisher:||Destiny Image, Inc.|
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|Age Range:||3 Months to 18 Years|
About the Author
As a songwriter, Paul Overstreet has written and co-written 27 top ten songs and as an artist, Overstreet has written and recorded many songs himself.
Many of Paul's songs have earned him numerous awards. Overstreet, along with other co-writers, has earned two Grammy Awards, his first for "Forever and Ever, Amen" and the other for "Love Can Build a Bridge". BMI honored Overstreet as 'Songwriter of the Year' for five consecutive years from 1987-1991.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is rather interesting about the stories of how some of Mr. Overstreet's songs came to be. I'm encouraged to read how he overcame a dark place in his life to one of living positive and how important his marriage and family meant to him. While enjoying the words to the songs he told stories about, I also enjoyed reading fan comments about how the songs touched them and made a different in their lives. I also enjoyed the pictures of his family as they were growing up. A very positive book that shows how faith can make a difference in your life, if you let it. I'm waiting for a sequel now to see how that past 10 years have evolved for him.