“Songs I Wish I Wrote:” Jim McBride

Fans of Alan Jackson are fans of Jim McBride, even if they haven’t realized it yet. McBride  and Jackson co-wrote Jackson’s hit singles “Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow,” “Chattahoochee,” “Someday,” “(Who Says) You Can’t Have it All” and “A House With No Curtains” together. McBride is also one of the men behind “Rose in Paradise” by Waylon Jennings, “What I Meant to Say” by Wade Hayes and “Bet Your Heart on Me” by Johnny Lee, among many others.

With such an impressive resumé, we reached out to McBride to ask him about songs he admires and wishes he could have been a part of, and he delivered a song that Don Gibson, Ronnie Millsap and Tammy Wynette fans will be fans of!


“There are many great songs I wish I had written. “(I’d Be) A Legend in My Time,” written by Don Gibson, always comes to mind. Legend generally conjures up someone who has done great things in life. To take that word and totally give it a negative use is really cool and really creative. It was written by Country Music Hall of Fame member Don Gibson, and has been recorded by Johnny Cash, Ronnie Milsap, Tammy Wynette and many other artists. It was a radio hit for Gibson and Millsap. Don Gibson also wrote “Sweet Dreams,” “I Can’t Stop Loving You” and many other hits.”- Jim McBride

*Image courtesy of Spirit Music Group Website*

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