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Long Black Train, Josh Turner

This isn't the song of the week, it could be the song of the year, any year. It came out in late 2003, but since NYC is a restrictive corporate Chernobyl for music radio, most especially country radio, I only heard it via a ( pretty good ) video on CMT a while back, and gave it a proper listen when I got Yahoo radio.

The story is that Josh Turner wrote this song after listening to a Hank Williams anthology. I believe that.

Its simple on one level, like most great songs are, but there are different levels of meaning . It's a deeply religious song, but not a hymn, not so preachy, worthy of a deep listen. Highest possible recommendation.




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