Why Bruce Springsteen Loves Country Music
At the SXSW festival last week, Bruce Springsteen offered up these heartfelt words about the reasons country music appeals to him:
“If rock-n-roll was a 7 day weekend, country was Saturday night hell-raisin’, followed by heavy Sunday morning coming down… Country seemed not to question why. It seemed like it was about doing then dying, screwing then crying, boozing then trying. And as Jerry Lee Lewis, the living, breathing personification of both rock and country said, ‘I fall into the bottom and I’m working my way down.’ That was hard-core workingman’s blues, hard core. Loved it” Check out the video of his entire speech. It’s one of the best I’ve ever heard on the power and passion of American music.
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