As the duet, PICTURE, continues to rapidly climb both the country and adult contemporary singles charts in America, the former Baywatch beauty declares it might never have seen the light of day had it not been for her efforts.
The blonde Canadian says she personally brought the song to syndicated radio show host RICK DEES and had him play it, creating a domino effect with stations around the country who immediately picked up on it and added it to their playlists.
She says, "He doesn't have a lot of support on the West Coast and so I brought it into Rick Dees and I made him play it, and it started getting picked up and stuff and now it's all over the place.
"I love Sheryl. She's real cool and we kind of laughed at some of the stuff that was going on in the press, but it's all good.
"He's been trying to get someone to sing that song for years and years and years, like Faith Hill, and I think he tried to give it to someone else, and his record company told him it would ruin his career if he sang a country song, and that's just who he is."