Story Behind the Song: ‘Every Day,’ Rascal Flatts
I sat down at my piano one weird, rainy night in L.A. and came up with that hook. It had a lovely and somewhat random movement chord-wise, which tended to leave me stuck and lead me nowhere. I must have played that thing for months on end and then finally gave up on it. A few years later, I was playing it on a beautiful baby grand a few hours before Jeffrey Steele’s sound check (we were going to try to write), and he said , ‘I love it! I have the perfect chorus for that. It goes, ‘Every day you save my life.’ We sat with that a moment, and then he wandered around the piano, smoking his cigar and dropping genius thoughts and melodies like he always does. We got so tangled in the story, the time just flew by and the whole moment felt magical and inspired. A few days later, I started playing it at my live shows, and I knew it was something special, and that something bigger than me helped create it.
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