Go behind the music with some of the world's best songwriters
Emily Saliers of Indigo GirlsAlong with Amy Ray, Emily is half of The Indigo Girls. She talks about her relationship with her Methodist minister dad, and inspiration behind songs like "Closer To Fine" and "Galileo." Gretchen Peters (Independence Day)The term "women's songs" makes her skin crawl - it doesn't do justice to her work, which has been recorded by Faith Hill, Martina McBride and Trisha Yearwood. Will JenningsOne of the world's great lyricists, Jennings wrote words for "Tears In Heaven," "My Heart Will Go On" and most of Steve Winwood's hits. Paul WilliamsHe's a singer and an actor, but as a songwriter Paul helped make Kermit a cultured frog, turned a bank commercial into a huge hit and made love both "exciting and new" and "soft as an easy chair." Larry Burnett of Firefall"The first thing you have to do is know that you're an idiot. And then work on stopping being an idiot." Toni WineToni was both Betty and Veronia in The Archies. She was also part of the New York City songwriting community (don't call it the "Brill Building") responsible for many hits of the '60s. Paul EvansPaul talks about writing songs for Elvis on Tin Pan Alley, life as a teen idol, and why unexpected laughter sells songs.