T Bone Burnett on the Value of Music in the "Brave New Digital World"

"Music is an important part of who we are, an indelible record of what we care about and how we live.

And if we let that slip away — whether through legal gridlock, cultural apathy or technological drift — we will have lost something irreplaceable and fundamental to our lives."

Read legendary singer, songwriter, producer and music supervisor T. Bone Burnett's Op-Ed in the Washington Post regarding the value of music in the "brave new digital world."

2015: The Year of Dave Cobb

"I think I moved here for the same reason everybody else is moving here now. I moved here because I felt like it's mecca for music. I've never lived in a city that had the energy, musically, that Nashville has. The fact that I could go out to any bar tonight and see something that's really badass — every night. There's so much to be discovered. There's so much to be found. I moved to Nashville because Chris Stapleton lived here, Sturgill lived here, Jason Isbell lived here. It's easy to connect when you're in the same neighborhood."

Nashville's been good to Dave Cobb. So has 2015. NPR Music's Ann K. Powers sat down with the GRAMMY-nominated producer behind two of year's biggest releases, Chris Stapleton's Traveller and Jason Isbell's Something More Than Free, as well as Sturgill Simpson's 2014 breakout album, Metamodern Sounds of Country Music. Read the full interview.

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