A single is very important to a professional songwriter. To have their song picked up by an artist and included on an album pays the rent; to have it released as a single pays for the fringe. This song was written by successful songwriters who were also recording artists, so it was included on a couple of big-name albums. Still it has never been released as a single. Singer/songwriter Billy Montana recalls how he initially hooked up with Henry Paul and Ken Block, founding members of the Outlaws and Sister Hazel, respectively, and wrote this song: "It's so funny, because there was a couple of Sister Hazel songs that I was completely in love with. One was 'Champagne High
,' and then 'Change Your Mind.' And what was funny is that, in listening to 'Change Your Mind
,' I always heard Henry Paul in Ken's vocal. I think they have a real similar vocal.
I've known Henry for 11 years now. I made an album back in '95, and he called me one night out of the blue just to say that he really loved the album. It was a thrill for me, because I was a big fan. I was an Outlaws fan, I was a Henry Paul Band fan. And I love Blackhawk, too. So when he called, I was really, really touched that he did that. And then we ended up going to a Bruce Springsteen concert. He invited me, he had tickets to a Springsteen unplugged show, and so I went with him. And so we kind of hit it off on a personal level, as well as musical level. And so I've been writing with him and Dave Robbins. And we wrote 'One Love,' and Blackhawk recorded it for their Spirit Dancer