The Only Thing Worth Fighting For

Album: Not released on an album (2015)
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Songfacts®:

  • Athens, Georgia-raised and Nashville-based Americana songstress Lera Lynn wrote and recorded this as the theme song for the second season of the HBO crime-drama, True Detective. She penned the tune with producer T Bone Burnett and singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash.
  • Lynn admitted to American Songwriter magazine that initially she was intimidated about collaborating with someone of T Bone Burnett's stature. She recalled: "I remember he had a couple of ideas and gave me a little bit of direction and I went to my hotel room and worked on some things and then came back the next day, and I just remember sitting in the room alone with him and he said, 'Well, alright, let's hear what you've got,' and I was just like, 'You know what? I'm really nervous.' I felt like a schoolgirl or something. But that went away quickly. He's really easygoing, and loved everything, and was thrilled about the ideas, and like I said, it was a very natural collaboration."

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