“I was lucky enough to arrive in Nashville in the late 1980s, and I was signed to the same publishing company that signed Steve Earle. So that kind of tells you the Nashville that I came to and when you say Nashville, you really don’t mean the Nashville that I think we’re talking right now about, the establishment. I don’t feel in any meaningful way connected to that anymore. They’re making the kind of records that radio is demanding and for probably 15 to 20 years now it’s been a case of the tail wagging the dog.”
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