Were you ever curious about who wrote catchy ditty that plays endlessly in the background of FarmVille as you tend to your crops and cows? SocialTimes has an interview with Steve Kirk, the man behind the song.

Kirk explains how the song took shape:

“The FarmVille Theme was written in June of 2009. We wanted the piece to have as broad an appeal as possible- a “down-home” atmosphere but not too country. So there are no banjos or fiddles, but a simple two guitars, piano and upright bass instrumentation, with the electric guitar carrying the melody. We settled on a style that hints at Chet Atkins and Randy Newman- an older style of American music that is somewhat contry-ish and blues-ish in flavor.”

Read the full interview here at SocialTimes.com.