Actress Farrah Fawcett inspired Midnight Train to Georgia. The song’s writer Jim Weatherly called his friend Lee Majors who was then dating Farrah and it was she who answered the phone. As they talked, she mentioned she was taking “the midnight plane to Houston” to visit her mother. Inspiration came. Weatherly wrote “Midnight Plane to Houston” and sent it to a producer. The producer demanded the mode of transportation be change to train and that the destination be Georgia. They were the only changes made to the song.