C. Orrico girls turn up in the most unlikely places…
Like the Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction ceremony, getting an “I Wish I Wrote That Song” Award from the most legendary songwriters of our day for the two week #1 “Better As A Memory” from Kenny Chesney’s double platinum Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates.
She’s called Lady Goodman on the record – and her co-writer the handsome Travis Hill is Scooter Carusoe. In real life, she’s our good friend Holly Gleason, an original Lilly Lover – and midwifer of dreams from everyone from John Prine and Emmylou Harris to Brooks & Dunn, Patty Loveless, Lee Ann Womack and last night’s Hall of Fame inductee Matraca Berg – who was saluted with a Kim Carnes rendering of Berg’s CMA Song of the Year “Strawberry Wine.”
Not exactly where you’d expect to see us, perhaps. But when you have friends who write lines like “My only friends are pirates, it’s just who I am…,” you know they have that state of mind that marks a true C. Orrico original.