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Country music, and its offspring Americana, is currently enjoying something of a surge on this side of the Atlantic, so it’s always good to hear from one of its prime movers. Steve Earle’s songs have been recorded by a who’s who of country artists, including Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris and Carl Perkins to name but a few. On So You Wannabe An Outlaw Earle breaks out 12 tracks (or 16 if you choose the ‘deluxe edition’) that effortlessly bullseye the genre and are sure to delight fans old and new. But it’s not all old-school country; check out Fixin’ To Die with its nod to Led Zeppelin’s When The Levee Breaks, or the plaintive balladry of The Girl On The Mountain. Both great tracks that confirm Earle’s place at the cutting edge of country.