Year after year on the road, songwriter Garrett Bryan struggled to keep the tragic story off his mind, a horrifying reality young women face every single day. What if he came back? What if it wasn’t just a drunken, angry phone call?

She never dreamed he would be hiding in the shadows outside of her home. She never dreamed she would cry in the trunk of a squeaking old car. She never screamed louder as the passing cars ignored her pleas.

“She’d been gone for quite some time,” Bryan sings on Trinity, “and no one knew the reason why.”

Her friends called when she didn’t show up for work.

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