Ian Noe - Between the Country
"Songs about small towns are plentiful. Some of the best ones — Dolly Parton's "My Tennessee Mountain Home," John Prine's "Paradise," Kacey Musgraves' "Merry Go 'Round" and Bruce Springsteen's "My Hometown" — are powerful triggers of memory, often rich in storytelling detail with a wide lens to tough truths and deep secrets. This is the lyrical space that singer-songwriter Ian Noe fills and carves out on his often stark, beautiful collection of short story songs, Between the Country.
Born in Beattyville and now based in Bowling Green, Noe (who pronounces his last name with a silent E) draws on the day-to-day life of Eastern Kentucky throughout his debut album." -- NPR