Somewhere North Of Nashville

Album: Western Stars (2019)

Songfacts®:

  • Here, Bruce Springsteen ponders the price that a songwriter must pay to get their best material as he recounts the story of a country songsmith who failed to make it on Music Row.
  • The song features in a documentary film, also titled Western Stars. Introducing "Somewhere North Of Nashville," Springsteen says, "Sometimes you just gravitate to the pain; it's what you're used to, it's how you recognised yourself. It feels like home, more familiar to you than love, so that's where you go."

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