THE EERIE STORY OF JOSH ABBOTT BAND’S ‘AIN’T MY DADDY’S TOWN’
Josh Abbott didn’t plan on recording “Ain’t My Daddy’s Town,” the last song on his new Until My Voice Goes Out album. The retrospective sung from the perspective of a man who had just lost his father didn’t fit his biography, or at least he didn’t know it yet.
The very same day songwriters Rodney Clawson and Jaren Johnston sent Abbott the song via email Abbott’s father’s health began to take a turn for the worse, although no one knew it at the time.
“I listened to it and I loved it, and so my reply to them was, ‘Man it’s a really touching song … but our albums have always been so autobiographical that I don’t know that I can put a song out about my father dying, because he hasn’t died.'”
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