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came about was just magic. It’s these fam­ily bits and pieces and sto­ries I’ve learned since the mak­ing of this record, all of which make me who I am. Grow­ing up as a child around this stuff while it was hap­pen­ing has in­spired me so much.

“My grand­fa­ther didn’t have much in his life in ru­ral Ge­or­gia, but he loved mu­sic. He had a dream and he worked and wove that dream into some­thing vi­able. And it worked. It re­ally worked.”

So, Kurt and Cort­ney – are you the new Robert Plant and Ali­son Krauss? “Naw,” dead­pans Wagner, “we’re just their lesser­known coun­try cousins.”

“Maybe,” pon­ders Tid­well, “they should come over for a bar­be­cue soon?”

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