“They Lived It up Then Wrote It Down” is part of the ODYSSEY, a collection of songs by John Schneider, which he also produced alongside Paul Leim and Alicia Allain, and recorded with Bob Bullock at Backstage Studios. John had this to say about the track “Being able to sing a whispering Bill Anderson song and be the first person to record it and release it is about as close to God as any singer can hope to get. In this song, Bill talks of nearly every truly great country music singer that ever lived from the greats like Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams Sr, Hank Williams Jr, Willie Nelson and all those true outlaws who lived before, during and after. To be able to tell such a grand story in such simple lyrics is truly a gift from God! This is one of those songs that immediately sounds like you’re heard it your whole life from the very first downbeat. What a tremendous honor to have been chosen to be the performer that finally lets this amazing cat out of the bag!”