Paul Overstreet

Genres: Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass
Tags: country songwriter christian country new traditionalist new traditionalist country Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 March 1955, Newton, Mississippi, USA. Overstreet moved to Nashville in 1973 and was married for a short time to Dolly Parton’s sister Frieda. It was not until 1982 that he made an impression as a songwriter. George Jones had a US country hit with ‘Same Old Me’ and Overstreet was able to ‘buy a lot of booze and drugs and a new car’. The country hits continued with ‘Diggin’ Up Bones’, ‘On The Other Hand’ and ‘Forever And Ever, Amen’, all for Randy Travis, and ‘You’re Still New To Me’, a duet for Marie Osmond and Paul Davis. In 1985, and with the help of his new wife, Julie, Paul Overstreet decided to giving up drinking and drugs and devote his time to God and his family. This new lifestyle is reflected in many of his songs. He was part of the band S-K-O in 1986/7 and then had another US country number 1 with ‘I Won’t Take Less Than Your Love’, which he performed with Tanya...

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