Copperhead Road

Tom Alesia

Steve Earle rushes to recoup lost time

“Most people who bought ‘Copperhead Road’ (his 1988 best-selling album) were disposed Lynyrd Skynyrd fans. There were people who understood why I wrote ‘Copperhead Road’ and ‘Johnny Come Lately.’ I was trying to lend a voice to people other than myself. That’s why I do what I do.”

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