First, let me introduce you to Sonny Throckmorton by listing just some of the songs he's written or co-written (and yes, when you see the title, go ahead and sing a little of it in your head):

and on and on and on.

I first 'bumped' into Sonny back in the 1970's. I've never met him of course, but by the mid 1970's, I was way into the songwriters (and still am). By then I had pretty much decided Kris Kristofferson and Shel Silverstein were my two favorite writers (and in the interest of honesty, they still are). But I discovered a huge number of other great writers and one of the best was the man pictured above, Mr. Sonny Throckmorton.

In fact, Sonny was (and is) so great, another of the all-time great songwriters had a couple huge hit's with songs Sonny wrote.

His name is Merle Haggard, and he had a great hit with a Sonny song, 'The Way I Am', and another chart topper with...

Well, let's let Sonny sing it for you.