The Power of a Simple Song
“If I had to pick my favorite Overstreet song, it would have to be ‘Forever and Ever, Amen’ … Over the years, I’ve recorded quite a few Paul Overstreet songs. I consider myself very fortunate each time I stand before and audience and sing his songs. More often than any other time, I see the powerful effect his words have on people.”
— From the Foreword by Randy Travis
Seldom has an American Country musician changed the face and tenor of the modern-day genre with as much impact as has Paul Overstreet— the humble songwriter who chose to stop writing songs about misery and start writing songs that affirm family, the joys of marriage, staying faithful and finding happiness, and honoring your parents. These songs have gone on to become huge hits for Country artists such as Randy Travis, Tanya Tucker, Paul Davis, and the Judds. In his own words— and with the voluble agreement of his hundreds of fans, who wrote e-mails to his website— Paul tells how he was inspired to write such hits as “I Fell in Love Again Last Night,” “Same Ole Me,” “Forever and Ever, Amen,” “Heroes,” “On the Other Hand,” “Sowin’ Love,” “Til the Mountains Disappear,” “When You Say Nothing at All,” and so many others. Forever and Ever, Amen is a celebration of life once lost, now found— and a man who has written songs that have touched so many others in their everyday lives.