Wil Nance, who also wrote the George Strait hit "Round About Way," has composed thousands of songs, but "She's Everything" stands out as one that was particularly inspired. He makes the distinction between songmaking - when you're trying to crank out a tune - and songwriting - when you're trying to create a lasting work that moves people.
In our interview with Nance
, he said: "Songwriting is when you take a look at what's around you and you go, 'I'm going to write a song about that.' And, to be honest with you, those are easier to write. I was songwriting when I wrote that song: She's a red pair of tennis shoes
She's a holey pair of jeans
She's a pair of cool sunglasses
She's a sexy little thing
And then I started thinking about every other woman in the world plus my wife, and if I can get every woman to think this song was about them then I got a hit on my hands. That's how I approached that whole song."