Richie talks about the impact of "Amazed," and how his 4-year-old son inspired another Lonestar hit.
For songwriters, Johnny represents the American man. He has been angry, cool, magic, a rebel and, of course, marching home.
How well do you know this shock-rock harbinger who's been publicly executed hundreds of times?
A selection of songs made to be terrible - some clearly achieved that goal.
The guy who brought us "Stacy's Mom" also wrote the Jane Lynch Emmy song and Stephen Colbert's Christmas songs.
His keyboard work helped define the Muscle Shoals sound and make him an integral part of many Neil Young recordings. Spooner is also an accomplished songwriter, whose hits include "I'm Your Puppet" and "Cry Like A Baby."