The artist releases He Didn’t Have To Be, from his album, Who Needs Pictures.
He Didn’t Have To Be was probably the most life-changing three minutes that I’ve ever written, because I really believe we wouldn’t be sitting here anymore talking. Maybe we’d be sitting here with me having written a #1 song for somebody else, but I don’t think I’d still have a record deal without that song. It broke the ice for me with radio. It was like you could see potential in it, and that’s an important thing. I was really lucky, it wasn’t like we knew what we were doing. I just happened [to write] that with my best friend from the bottom of my heart about his situation.