Don McLean to Reveal Writing Secrets on AXSTV
AXS TV goes behind the music with Don McLean tonight, as he will reveal the motivation and process behind writing his biggest hit, “American Pie.”
McLean will be featured tonight (Aug. 27) as part of new episode of the AXS TV series The Song — Recorded Live @TGL Farms, which airs tonight at 8:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. CT.
“American Pie,” he discloses, was released quickly as if it were a “genie in a bottle.”
“I have been really blessed to have written songs that turned into hit records and propelled my career throughout the years as well as have other artists like Madonna, Garth Brooks, Josh Groban, Drake, Weird ‘Al’ Yankovic, and countless others record them. A good song will last a lifetime!” McLean said.
McLean is set to mark the 50th anniversary of “American Pie” next year with multiple projects, including a documentary titled The Day the Music Died: The Story Behind Don McLean’s American Pie. The film is expected to be released in late 2021.