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About Townes Van Zandt

Whoever dubbed George Jones "King of the Broken Hearts" never heard Townes Van Zandt (1944-1997). His haunting verity made him more than what some considered Americana's own Nick Drake -- Van Zandt was a poet with a burning soul. Although he never had a radio hit, many other country music artists found success with songs "Pancho and Lefty" and "If I Needed You." Though he occasionally delved into more upbeat, light-hearted, bluesy numbers, he is best known for lamenting, wind-swept, road-written songs. Van Zandt had a way of making painfully honest lyrics stick to naturally birthed melodies that attached themselves to the heart of any listener with an ounce of humanity.

Listen toTownes Van Zandton Rhapsody

Whoever dubbed George Jones "King of the Broken Hearts" never heard Townes Van Zandt (1944-1997). His haunting verity made him more than what some considered Americana's own Nick Drake -- Van Zandt was a poet with a burning soul. Although he never had a radio hit, many other country music artists found success with songs "Pancho and Lefty" and "If I Needed You." Though he occasionally delved into more upbeat, light-hearted, bluesy numbers, he is best known for lamenting, wind-swept, road-written songs. Van Zandt had a way of making painfully honest lyrics stick to naturally birthed melodies that attached themselves to the heart of any listener with an ounce of humanity.

About Townes Van Zandt

Whoever dubbed George Jones "King of the Broken Hearts" never heard Townes Van Zandt (1944-1997). His haunting verity made him more than what some considered Americana's own Nick Drake -- Van Zandt was a poet with a burning soul. Although he never had a radio hit, many other country music artists found success with songs "Pancho and Lefty" and "If I Needed You." Though he occasionally delved into more upbeat, light-hearted, bluesy numbers, he is best known for lamenting, wind-swept, road-written songs. Van Zandt had a way of making painfully honest lyrics stick to naturally birthed melodies that attached themselves to the heart of any listener with an ounce of humanity.

About Townes Van Zandt

Whoever dubbed George Jones "King of the Broken Hearts" never heard Townes Van Zandt (1944-1997). His haunting verity made him more than what some considered Americana's own Nick Drake -- Van Zandt was a poet with a burning soul. Although he never had a radio hit, many other country music artists found success with songs "Pancho and Lefty" and "If I Needed You." Though he occasionally delved into more upbeat, light-hearted, bluesy numbers, he is best known for lamenting, wind-swept, road-written songs. Van Zandt had a way of making painfully honest lyrics stick to naturally birthed melodies that attached themselves to the heart of any listener with an ounce of humanity.