We Threw It All Away

Album: Growing Up Is Getting Old (2009)

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  • In 2007 Jason Michael Carroll hit the Country charts with "Livin' Our Love Song," a song he wrote for his wife when they'd reconnected after many years spent apart. This song continues that story. Jason told us: "'Wendy and I, my wife now, we dated for a while in high school, under the radar, she was a little bit younger than me, and her mom and dad found out and they actually sent her away to college, to out of state, to get her away from me. And it worked. Because she got married, and I got married. Seven years went by. She got divorced, and here I was divorced with three kids. And I remember her coming to a bar and us hitting it off like we'd never missed a day. And so I remember dating for a while. I think I'd just signed my record deal when we found out she was pregnant with J.W. And here she was, graduated from college, successful x-ray tech at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital, here I was a country music singer, just seemed like I'd achieved my dreams of getting a record deal. And then from both sides we were both hearing, 'You've thrown it all away, all your hard work. You've thrown it all away.' And that's kind of where the song came from. But now we have the children that we have, Wendy's a great stepmother to my oldest three, and she's a great mom to Junior. It's really been kind of one of the best things that's ever happened to either one of us. Even with all of our success outside of career-wise."

    And about those types of people who like to stick their noses in your business? Jason shrugs it off. "I love it when it works out," he laughs. "I say, This may not have been what you would have done, but it's best for us." The best revenge is to just be happy. (check out our interview with Jason Michael Carroll)

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