Catherine

Album: The Sound of a Million Dreams (2011)
  • songfacts ®
  • Artistfacts ®
  • Lyrics
  • The only David Nail solo composition on The Sound of a Million Dreams, the Country Music singer wrote the song about his wife Catherine Werne, whom he married on June 6, 2009 in Franklin, Tennessee. He told the story of the song to Roughstock: "When we were planning our wedding, we wanted to write our own vows. When Catherine went to bed one night, I wrote hers, just the first things that came to mind. They didn't end up being exactly our vows, but they were the basis for them. This wasn't supposed to be a song, but it became one. It's a very honest, personal lyric. As a sidenote, I wrote out the lyrics by hand and framed them for my groomsmen. It's symbolic of our wedding day and has become one of my favorite songs, obviously for personal reasons, but also because it came so organically, in lyrics and in music. It starts as a ballad, but then becomes just a wall of sound. It almost transforms into a jam-band song by the end."
  • The song features Nashville singer-songwriter Will Hoge, who has opened for such acts as Needtobreathe, Sugarland, Shinedown and Michelle Branch.
Please sign in or register to post comments.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Classic MetalFact or Fiction

Ozzy, Guns N' Roses, Judas Priest and even Michael Bolton show up in this Classic Metal quiz.

Jackie DeShannon - "Put a Little Love in Your Heart"They're Playing My Song

It wasn't her biggest hit as a songwriter (that would be "Bette Davis Eyes"), but "Put a Little Love in Your Heart" had a family connection for Jackie.

Charlie Benante of AnthraxSongwriter Interviews

The drummer for Anthrax is also a key songwriter. He explains how the group puts their songs together and tells the stories behind some of their classics.

Tom Johnston from The Doobie BrothersSongwriter Interviews

The Doobies guitarist and lead singer, Tom wrote the classics "Listen To The Music," "Long Train Runnin'" and "China Grove."

Van Dyke ParksSongwriter Interviews

U2, Carly Simon, Joanna Newsom, Brian Wilson and Fiona Apple have all gone to Van Dyke Parks to make their songs exceptional.

Rebecca St. JamesSongwriter Interviews

This Australian Christian music star found herself a California surfer guy, giving new meaning to her song "Wait For Me."