Jason Isbell: Born in the USA

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Born in the USA, the Bruce Springsteen album and song of legendary standards, is set for a re-release and a little bit of a re-do by country music singer/songwriter, Jason Isbell. The song features Amanda Shires, as well and is just one small part of the September release of  Dead Man’s Town: A Tribute to Born in the USA, which is an alt-country album of remakes of all 12 songs, including “Born in the USA.”

Isbell says of his cover, “Born In The USA” is one of my favorites because so many people have seemingly misunderstood the lyrical content and the song’s overall tone. When you listen to the demo, the dark, minor key arrangement makes it clear that this is not strictly a song of celebration. We wanted to stay true to that version.”

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