By Vernell Hackett
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is a Nashville native, so he had friends who were songwriters and musicians long before he had his record deal. It's interesting, then, that his single "Fill in the Blank" was written with friends he was writing with for the first time.
"I had never written with Shane McAnally or Josh Osborne before we wrote that song," Greg tells The Boot. "Shane wrote a song called 'Last Call,' that Lee Ann Womack
recorded. I just thought that was his forte, so when I knew we were going to write I knew I had to bring an idea to the table. I had this moody, groove thing going that I brought in and we worked on it for an hour-and-a-half and it just wasn't going anywhere. So Josh started telling us this story and at the end he said, 'Well you can fill in the blank on how that ends.' We all looked at each other for about 30 seconds, and then we literally wrote the song in 30 minutes. It was not the song we thought we would write that day, but that's what was in the room."