Slaid Cleaves

Hi Slaid,

My husband and I saw you last night in Chatham, NJ and we thoroughly enjoyed the show. I know you reference Robert Earl Keen on your new album in the Texas Love song. I can't help but notice how very similar (almost identical) the melody in "Hometown USA" is to his song "Paint the Town Beige."

Was this done on purpose?

Warmest of regards and thanks again for such a great show last night,

Slaid Cleaves responded on 10/23/2013

At first I thought, What? But now I see the 2nd half of the chorus is quite similar. Both songs follow a fairly standard country-song framework. Thanks for listening so closely!

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