03/02/2015

Story Behind the Song: ?Fishin? in the Dark?

Jim Photoglo knew he was onto something good when he played a bouncy melody for fellow songwriter Wendy Waldman. And he really, really didn?t want to turn it into a song about fishing.

But that?s what Waldman was thinking about when the two got together to write a song in Nashville ? and it?s a good thing she was. ?Fishin? in the Dark? went to the top of the charts when it was cut by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in 1987, and it?s since been covered by country giants such as Garth Brooks and Kenny Chesney.

You can read the whole story below:

http://www.tennessean.com/story/entertainment/music/2015/02/28/story-behind-song-fishin-dark/24031923/

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