Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale Stars In New Episode Of ‘How I Wrote That Song’ Series
During the episode, host Sara of WMMR Radio asks the Halestorm singer/songwriter about her biggest hits, going back to when the band came out swinging in 2009 with the single, I Get Off.
Despite the slightly risqué title, the song’s first draft was actually about how the band won over a few hardened record executives in the audience at a live showcase.
Lzzy developed the lyrics further with a writing collective called The Girls, explaining: “I was telling them this story [about the show] and one of them — and this is why I love writing with women, because our sense of humor is the same — was like, ‘Oh, so you got off on them enjoying what you do’… and we took over this piano, in the lobby of this hotel, and were singing ‘I get off on you, getting off on me,’ just totally annoying everybody around us.”
Now in its third season, BMI’s signature series ‘How I Wrote That Song’ features acclaimed songwriters from country and rock/pop. Each episode of the six-part series will give audiences an insider’s look into the creative process of writing and producing hit songs as well as the stories behind them.
Additional award-winning music creators featured in the current series include big names such as Ann Wilson (Heart),Tyler Hubbard (May 30), Luke Spiller of The Struts (June 13) and Clint Black (June 27).
“BMI is thrilled to announce a stellar lineup for Season 3 of ‘How I Wrote That Song’,” said BMI’s AVP, creative, Nashville, Mason Hunter in a statement. “It is such a great way to highlight the vast talent that BMI has the pleasure to represent, and it gives our songwriters a way to connect with fans as they tell the stories behind their biggest hits. Thanks to our wonderful longstanding partners at Xperi’s HD Radio Technology and Beasley Media Group for pushing this compelling content out to their listeners.”