Betty Overstreet


Betty Overstreet is an Artist/Songwriter. She has a number of original songs as well as several she has co-written with others: John Covert,Crystal Image; George LaFlame; Sharron Hammer. She also records Cover Songs that touch her heart. Betty has won awards for some of her songs; Akademia Music Awards 2016: Best Song Country/Americana- "You came right back and Best Song Christian/Folk- "I dreamed I walked along with Jesus" (co-write with Sharron Hammer Northwest Alabama Publishing Co. Song Writers Contest 2019: 1st Place Traditional Gospel- God will send an Angel" 1st Place Christian Song-"Let me follow" 2nd Place Country gospel- "Dreams don't always happen" Betty and her husband Gary perform together at Church Concerts, Senior Residential Homes and private parties. Their various genre are: Country Western, Classic Rock n Roll and Gospel.

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Where did that song come from!

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By: Betty Overstreet
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Where did that song come from!

We were attending Bible Study a few weeks ago and the leader told the story of how an old hymn was created.  It got me to remembering the stories behind some of my songs and I decided to share one with you.

Back in 1988 my sister Deborah and I made a trip to Nashville for a recording session.  The session went fine, choose 4 songs to record from the Producer, Vern Pratt's suitcase full of demos from songwriters. It was a wonderful experience for this amateur artist to be in the room with all these Pros.  They were very patient with this country girl from California.

I few months later I returned to meet the Promoter who had been recommended to me, Thommy  Thompson .  We met at a café (where else but Shoney's the hangout of musicians) to discuss business. He and his wife arrived and we had a fun joking time and at a point we were discussing exactly what he would do for me to promote the song, "Let the Sandman wait". 

As various items were listed I jokingly requested something for him to do for me and he replied, "I love you honey, but not that much".  We looked at each other and in "harmony" exclaimed, "That sounds like the beginning of a song".  And I responded. "And I'm going home to write it>"  Tommy responded, "Not if I write it first"....and a song was born--"I love you honey, but not that much".  I don't know if he tried to write one or not.  Mine is available here on for download or 


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