Stream Dead Man’s Town: A Tribute to Born In the U.S.A.: A Country Twist on Springsteen’s Classic


TIME

“When I first heard the songs from Born In The USA, as a nine-year old, I thought, ‘Uh, no, this is not for me. I prefer Huey Lewis,’” says Evan Schlansky, the co-executive producer of Dead Man’s Town: A Tribute to Born In the U.S.A. Eventually, though, Schlansky discovered “Thunder Road” and “Born to Run” on a mixtape and fell in love with Springsteen. “There’s something great about discovering Bruce Springsteen when you’re growing up. His music really became the soundtrack to my teenage years,” he noted.

To pay homage to his musical hero, Schlansky struck on the idea of putting together a tribute album, giving an alt-country twist to Springsteen’s album. “I’ve always thought that Bruce Springsteen is secretly a country artist, just without the accent,” he says. He approached Logan Rogers, owner of Nashville’s Lightning Rod Records, to produce Dead Man’s Town, a tribute album, featuring artists…

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