Easy in the Summertime

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  • In 1986, Allison Moorer's father shot and killed their mother before turning the gun on himself. Allison and her older sister Shelby Lynne were orphaned and sent to live with relatives. She penned this song about the tragedy. "I feel like I sort of grew up as a writer when I finally wrote ['Easy in the Summertime']," Moorer told NPR. "I've called it recovery in three verses. The first part is what actually happened. The second verse is what I want to remember. And the third verse is how we survived it. Our parents aren't with us anymore, so what we have from that time is each other."

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