Hard Headed Woman

Songfacts®:

  • Mac Powell wrote this song with Darius Rucker. Like Powell, the former Hootie & the Blowfish frontman has successfully swapped genres and become a country favorite. "I know that he put a lot of work into making that (switch) happen," said the Third Day frontman. "It's a little different in the sense that he wasn't really doing a lot of Hootie & the Blowfish and I'm still doing 100 Third Day dates a year. But it gave me hope that I can try it as well."
  • Powell explained to Taste of Country how the collaboration came about: "We met through that connector that's called Twitter," he said with a laugh. "I'm a fan of his, so as a fan, I can speak directly to him, and I think slowly through some other mutual fans that like my music, they said, 'You guys should get connected,' and I said, 'Well, I'm game.' And he said, 'I'm ready.' So we just started direct messaging each other on Twitter, and came up with a time, and I drove over to Charleston to his place."

    "It was very - and I mean this in a good way - it was very business-like," Powell continued. "I got there, and he said, 'Hey, how ya doing, do you need some water? Alright, whatcha got? Let's get to work!" It wasn't until we were done that we got to share some stories and talk and get to know one another a little bit, but during that couple of hours, I showed him an idea and he was like, 'Great, let's get to work on that.'"

    "We finished the song in an hour, and then he said, 'Well, what else you got?' And I showed him another idea, and he was like, 'Man, that's great too, let's work on that.' So in a good way, it was very business-like, because we knew we had to get to work," he added. "We didn't have time to shoot the bull. The reason we were there was to write together, and the other stuff would come later on. And it did."

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