The Late Great ...
... Townes Van Zandt:
"Townes Van Zandt is the best songwriter in the whole world and I'll stand on Bob Dylan's coffee table in my cowboy boots and say that."
~ Steve Earle
NB: I grew up in Van Zandt County in East Texas. Townes Van Zandt was the great-great-great-grandson of Isaac Van Zandt, a prominent leader of the Republic of Texas, one of the founders of Fort Worth, and the namesake of my home county.
Previous Pro Ecclesia posts on this subject:
Robert Earl Keen [UPDATED]
That's Right (You're Not From Texas)
Jerry Jeff Walker
... and the Boys
... and Willie ...
The King of Western Swing
Willie & The Wheel
Not-So-Random Thought on a Saturday Afternoon While Listening to a Bob Wills Tribute Album With My Kids ...