The title track of Mandisa's Overcomer album was written by Christopher Stevens, David Garcia and Ben Glover in the fall of 2010.
2010 and 2012 BMI Christian Songwriter of the Year, Christopher Stevens has worked with CCM artists TobyMac and Sanctus Real as well as country singers Blake Shelton and Carrie Underwood. He has collaborated with David Garcia and Ben Glover on several projects including Christian Hip Hop-R&B-Pop rock duo Group 1 Crew's Fearless album.
This was used as the title song for the Good Morning America series Overcomers, in which host Robin Roberts asked viewers to share their personal stories to the world.
The single proved to be a big hit for Mandisa. It became the 20th tune to top Billboard's Christian Songs chart for at least 10 weeks. It was also the first by a woman to log a reign of double-digit weeks; of the prior 19 such hits, ten were by solo men and nine by male groups or trios.
This won the Grammy Award in 2014 for Best Contemporary Christian Music Song. Overcomer also won for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album.
The Flaming Lips' "Do You Realize??" was named in March 2009 the official Rock Song of Oklahoma. Four years later, Oklahoma's governor Mary Fallin pulled the tune as the state's official rock song in a move her office said had more to do with priorities than musical taste.
The lyrics for Lesley Gore's "It's My Party" were based on actual events relating to his daughter Judy's sweet 16 party. The teenager threw a tantrum and burst into tears when her mum and dad insisted that her grandparents had to be invited.