I met and wrote with Wally on the very last day of a songwriting trip I’d taken to LA. It was pretty much an instant connection, and the 2nd song we ever wrote together ended up being recorded by Jessica Simpson on her A Public Affair album. I was still living in NYC at the time and I was there for the session at Sony Studios. It was my first time writing for another artist and I got the cut. Sometimes I think life gives you beginners luck to let you know that you’re on the right path.