I Wrote That One, Too...

A Life in Songwriting from Willie to Whitney
Narrated by: Steve Dorff
Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
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Publisher's Summary

One of the most successful songwriters and composers of the last 25 years, Steve Dorff has penned over 20 "Top 10" hits for pop and country artists around the world, including Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Blake Shelton, Smokey Robinson, Kenny Rogers, Ray Charles, Anne Murray, Whitney Houston, George Strait, Dolly Parton, Judy Collins, Cher, Dusty Springfield, Ringo Starr, and Garth Brooks. He has scored for television shows, including Growing Pains, Major Dad, Murder She Wrote, Reba, and several films, including Any Which Way but Loose for which he penned the titular song, and more recently, he has embarked on Broadway (forthcoming musical Josephine). 

Chronicling his four decades behind the music, Steve Dorff gives anecdotes, advice, and insights into his journey. The book follows Steve from his childhood in Queens to Manhattan to Nashville and to his eventual arrival in Los Angeles, California. 

Oftentimes, songs are attributed to the singers who perform them, but it is the songwriter who really knows the story behind the story, from conception to execution. Full of heartfelt stories, hard-earned wisdom, and delightful wit, I Wrote That One, Too... is a great book for musicians, music fans, and whoever has chased their dreams and survived the surprising, but often serendipitous, turns in the road.

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Could not have been more pleased!

This was everything I could have hoped for or expected. Filled with stories and anecdotes of his life and songs. The author's speaking voice was wonderful. It's an audiobook I will revisit often.

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Very personal and engaging..,

This is a very interesting book.Steve gives you the histories of some of musics greatest hits.I love finding out the backstories of songs.How it became a song,and the motivations of the writer in writing that song.Steve tells you about the losses that have happened to him personally, and how it affected him.I loved listening to this book.I have listened to over two hundred Audible books.This is one of ny favorites.It doesn't get boring!

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  • Denise
  • 02-12-19

A great journey, interestingly told. Thanks Steve.

Really enjoyed this audiobook. Some terrific stories with countless notable names from the music & film industry.