Last night, I’m watching the season premiere of “American Idol,” and about ten minutes in, contestant Troy Benham (he called himself Urban Amish) sang a song called “You Can Be Mean To Me.” The judges hated his performance and it was clear they’d never heard the song before — but I had. I knew it was a Heywood Banks song, which is included on his new album, “Big Butter.”

So I called Heywood today on my show to ask him how this all happened, whether they had to get his permission, and whether they’d have to send him a check. Listen, then order a copy of the CD for yourself.