Colter Wall: Songs of the Plains

The lessons of the road make poignant songwriting fodder. The highway’s combination of locomotion and seemingly boundless space offers a quiet interiority that other places cannot; with all that time and room, there’s little else to do but think. It’s as if the car window framing each vista were more mirror than postcard. This source of lasting revelations has inspired its own compendium of songs, from George Strait’s homeward-bound “Amarillo by Morning” to Miranda Lambert’s nomadic “Highway Vagabond.”

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