Just Another Love Song

Album: Haley & Michaels (2014)
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Songfacts®:

  • Despite growing up close to one another in northern California, Shannon Haley and Ryan Michaels didn't meet until they were both living in Nashville. This is their debut single.

    "It's basically a song about two people who have a song, a love song when they're together," Haley told The Boot. "The idea of what happens when you break up, what happens to that song? It becomes just another love song."
  • Haley and Michaels wrote the song with Lonestar frontman Richie McDonald, who also features on the tune. It was produced by Kellie Pickler's husband Kyle Jacobs, and Matt McClure.
  • The video features scenes of setting fires, and was filmed at Ryan Michaels' home. "It was kind of a lifelong dream," he told The Boot. "I didn't know this morning it was gonna happen, and there was gonna be fire and explosions happening in the driveway."
  • Haley and Michaels told the story of the song. "We got in the room to write for the very first time with Richie McDonald, and we started talking about love songs and what happens to those songs after you break up. Of course Richie was part of one of Country music's greatest chart-topping singles of all time, 'Amazed,' so he had a good grasp on the concept," Michaels observed. "We wondered, what do you do when you break up with someone and that song becomes 'just another love song'?"

    "So we took that question and decided to write about it," Haley interjected. "We all thought it would be cool to integrate a famous love song and all of us, including Richie, were searching the internet for the right love song to fit. When it finally hit us that we were in the room with the person who sang one of our favorite love songs of all time, we laughed and realized it had already been decided."

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