‘Cause I got a couple dents in my fender, Got a couple rips in my jeans ... sing along if you know the rest! Francesca Battistelli stopped by the K-LOVE Morning Show today - you know, from her song "Free to Be Me". A few things we learned:
She's getting married in 35 days! When not out performing, her time is consumed with planning for her wedding.
A fender-bender was the inspiration for the memorable lyrics of "Free to Be Me". She backed into a lawyer's car. Driving away, she began singing to herself "got a couple dents in my fender, got a couple rips in my jeans". See the pic below for evidence of ripped jeans. A check of her rental car (not pictured) showed no dents.
Her parents have a background in theater. In fact, they met when her dad was the assistant conductor for the national tour of “The King and I,” while her mom played the show's female lead opposite Yul Brynner.