Steve Earle Put the Hammer Down on “Guitar Town”

Long before anyone ever heard of Americana music, Steve Earle was slugging it out in the trenches. Signed to MCA at a time he’s since called “the great credibility scare” in country music, Earle nonetheless scored a Top 10 single with “Guitar Town” in 1986. Although he quickly dropped off the radar for mainstream audiences, he’s still commanding attention on stages around the world for listeners who prefer a gritty approach to country music.

You can look for a new Steve Earle album this spring, but in the meantime, check out the classic video, “Guitar Town.”