I Would If I Could

The Country Song “I Would If I Could” on the self titled CD album has rich roots in the life of its author and vocals Rosalind Menter. It is a fictional tale concerning a long term affair that a man has, which causes much jealousy and envy from his wife. The story is heavily inspired from the real life love her father had for his car and the friction it caused in the marriage he had with Rosalind’s mom.

As with most country genre music, there is some sort of drama involving the relationship between a man and a woman. Ironically though, instead of the affair being with another woman, it is with his favorite car. The man spends so much time, money and attention on it that it might as well be another woman.

For many decades, Rosalind dreamed of making this idea into a country song that would one day be heard on the radio. It remained just a pipeline dream until she got the nerve to get the song professionally written. Then after some personal development which led her to break out of her lifelong shy cocoon, Rosalind also became the singer of the song at a recording studio.

A few weeks before Rosalind’s father passed along, she sang him her song in person. He said, “Very Good. I’ll be listening for it on the airwaves.” This made her feel so proud, yet sad at the same time, since she did not know if this was even possible for her song to make it on the radio.

Although no country label she sent the recorded song to had an interest in representing her or getting the song any airtime, she still was motivated to find a way. Marc Shamus (her nephew) knew about this dream and told her he would assist her to make it real.

So he went to work and chose to record an interview with her in order to piece together the background story behind the song. That interview makes up the remainder tracks on the CD besides her hit song, “I Would If I Could”.

At this moment, the song has still not played on the airwaves, but that final part of her dream will come true in the very near future.

Below is the song writer and singer Rosalind Menter holding up her very own copy of the Compact Disc.

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