"I had to work hard at honing them after the gifts came," Hobbs said.
Many songs written by Hobbs have made an impact on performers as well as listeners. Hobbs co-wrote the song, "Angels Among Us," with
The song has been used by many charities including
"That is why we write songs," Hobbs said. "To make a difference."
Although she will be playing and singing her songs on Saturday, Hobbs said, she has always been a songwriter first.
She started playing piano and writing songs at age 9 in
Hobbs said many people influenced her musical upbringing, but one memory specifically sticks out in her mind.
"I'll never forget the night I saw
In 1965, at the age of 15, Hobbs started Oklahoma's first all-female rock band, Four Faces of Eve. She played in the
Hobbs moved to
Then, she moved to
She said her Okie roots stuck with her in heart and in sound.
"I went out there to be a rock singer," Hobbs said. "When I opened my mouth everybody said, 'You're a country singer.' "
Hobbs listed Simon & Garfunkel,
She said in 1969 she wrote a fan letter to Webb.
"He actually wrote a letter back," Hobbs said.
Later in life, she and Webb would become friends.
For Hobbs, hearing someone perform her song is "the greatest pleasure" she could have.
"The first time I heard
This is not the first time Hobbs has performed in
"The feeling of community in
"I just can't say enough about the downtown area and how they support the arts."
Hobbs said she looks forward to singing and playing her songs solo at the Frisco Depot.
"That's exciting to hear a songwriter sing his or her song stripped down without all the bells and whistles, and that's what people are going to hear on Saturday," Hobbs said.
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