We Made You A Song


We Made You A Song is about songs commissioned by fans and then created by The Steel Wheels during the 2020 Pandemic.

Each episode explores the story behind the song, the people involved, and the songwriting process.

Hosted by lead singer, Trent Wagler, this podcast is a creative collaboration between The Steel Wheels and WMRA. The views expressed are those of the host, band members and fans involved in the songwriting process and do not reflect the views of WMRA or WMRA staff.

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Family Is Power

Dec 8, 2020

Episode #9: Family Is Power

A Michigan matriarch celebrates a milestone birthday in isolated times and the band acknowledges the gentle power of familial connection.


Dec 1, 2020

Episode #8: Genevieve

A musical family commemorates a marriage in song.

Episode #7: The Man Who Holds Up The World

The band responds to a family’s tragic loss, but the memories shared live on in a song that they hope will inspire others.

Episode #6: Florida Girl (Work For It)

A long distance relationship always has challenges, but is perhaps more prepared than some to adapt to the challenges of a pandemic era wedding.


Nov 10, 2020

Episode #5: Lucy

A family, separated for months out of coronavirus caution, asks the band to write a special song for Mother’s Day.

Episode #4: Don't Want To Come Back Down

The Steel Wheels commemorate a lifelong relationship that began on an airplane grounded in a snowstorm, between two people who never should have met.

The Healer

Oct 27, 2020

Episode #3: The Healer

A fan asks the band to commemorate her sister’s 38-year career as a physical therapist... challenging The Steel Wheels to write a retirement song.

My Name Is Sharon

Oct 20, 2020

Episode #2: My Name Is Sharon

A mother reaches out and asks the band to write a song celebrating the life of her late daughter Sharon.

Water and Sky

Oct 12, 2020

Episode #1: Water and Sky

Tim Diener from Durham, Kansas, asks The Steel Wheels to write a song about life in his part of the world, one that he might be able to perform.