Shawn Colvin had steadily built a name for herself as a folk singer. But “Sunny Came Home” took her on a rocket ride to a Grammy award.
Townes Van Zandt influenced artists like Willie Nelson. His rocky backstory tends to overshadow his exceptional skills. Let’s change that.
Steve Earle rose to be one of Nashville’s great singer-songwriters. He’s had an up and down ride on the way, but let’s give him his props.