Neal James was at his home in Stanford trying to write the next hit country song when he was invited to write something for the Turtleman, Ernie Brown Jr., instead.
"Ernie wanted a theme song. I wrote him one," said James, 49.
Before he met Brown, James worked at ATR Wire and Cable Company in Danville. After years of working there, the cumulative effect took its toll on his back, causing James to hurt a disc in his back.