Clint Black, in an interview with Robert K. Oermann for The Tennessean gave this account of co-writing the hit single "Still Holding On" with Marty:
"The song started when I was in a meeting with CBS-TV for the Jack Favor movie. Part of the story is the love between Jack and his wife. I pictured the scenario of her trying to live without him while he's in prison, losing their farm and all that stuff they went through and still holding onto each other.
I got with Matraca (Berg) and we wrote the chorus. When she said, 'Let's take a break,' I couldn't get it out of my head. So I started going through my phone numbers thinking about anybody I could call at 10:30 at night. The one name I knew I could call that late was Marty. So I went out to his house at 11 o'clock and we worked until 4:30 the next morning and finished it."