Pat Hill and Myrna Riquier met years ago in Tennessee where they were both volunteers for the Nashville Songwriter’s Festival, an annual event launched by Cornelius “Popcorn” Robertson and held outdoors, right on the streets of Music Row and 16th Avenue. They worked together each year coordinating and presenting the festival’s instructional workshops. The festival is no longer active.
Through their volunteer work, Pat and Myrna began a friendship that has lasted many years. They also became co-writers on numerous songs. Pat has a unique talent for choosing novel topics for songs while Myrna helped put those ideas into rhyme and melody.
Recently when evaluating their extensive catalog, they noticed that they had several songs about historical people and events of long ago. They decided to put that collection into a recording for the purpose of demoing their work. All of the songs herein are available for licensing.
The Way It Was is a look back in time at some people, places and things.