Dead Man’s Town: A Tribute To Born In The U.S.A. Due Out This Fall

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On September 16, Lightning Rod Records will release a tribute album in honor of the 30th anniversary of Bruce Springsteen’s landmark 1984 album Born In The U.S.A., which spawned seven top 10 singles and sold over 15 million copies.

Dead Man’s Town: A Tribute To Born In The U.S.A. features contributions from Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires, Low, Nicole Atkins, Justin Townes Earle, Trampled By Turtles and more (see the track list below).

The album was co-executive produced by Lightning Rod Records founder Logan Rogers and Evan Schlansky of American Songwriter.

Speaking about his cover of the title track, Jason Isbell said, “‘Born In The U.S.A.’  is one of my favorites because so many people have seemingly misunderstood the lyrical content and the song’s overall tone. When you listen to the demo, the dark, minor key arrangement makes it clear that this is not strictly a song of celebration. We wanted to stay true to that version.”

‘Dead Man’s Town: A Tribute to Born in the U.S.A’ Tracklist: 
1) “Born In The U.S.A” – Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires
2) “Cover Me” – Apache Relay
3) “Darlington County” – Quaker City Nighthawks
4) “Working On The Highway” – Blitzen Trapper
5) “Downbound Train” – Joe Pug
6) “I’m On Fire” – Low
7) “No Surrender” – Holly Williams
8) “Bobby Jean” – Ryan Culwell
9) “I’m Goin’ Down” – Trampled By Turtles
10) “Glory Days” – Justin Townes Earle
11) “Dancing In The Dark” – Nicole Atkins
12) “My Hometown” – North Mississippi Allstars

Read excerpts from Jim Beviglia’s new book Counting Down Bruce Springsteen: His 100 Finest Tracks here.