Because in addition to being an amazing artist and songwriter, Walker is one of the most sought-after producers in the business, having worked with the likes of Pink, Bowling For Soup, Avril Lavigne and countless others. It will just be too easy and too good to turn down, and I think that’s just too natural to want to do stuff like that. Getting to where I’ve gotten based on learning the craft, that’s one of the perks of the job. And then sometimes I’ll do it for the money, you know?You know, the ones who think they know the formula for a hit song and try and mold a guy who writes great pop/rock into a Gavin De Graw-meets-Nickelback sort of radio hybrid.Walker knows that formula is not the key to artistic integrity (though he’s good at it for his day job), nor is it what most fans want at the end of the day.Whatever the reason, Butch is back, and he’s back in a huge way.
Right from the start, "The Weight of Her" is the kind of sugary yet edgy pop that Walker fans have come to love him for, and the kind of, um, formula, that has made acts like Fountains of Wayne successful.Southgang eventually disbanded after Virgin modified their contract and tried to send them in the wrong direction.Walker and the rest of the South Gang members continue to remain on good terms.Walker grew up in Cartersville, Georgia, working as a guitarist and performer in several rock bands in the 1980s, including Badd Boyz and Byte the Bullet.In 1988, he took Byte the Bullet to Los Angeles and they were signed to Virgin Records within the year.