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7. Johnny Cash feat. Waylon Jennings, "The Night Hank Williams Came to Town"
Hearing Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings sing about Hank Williams warms our hearts in ways that are kind of embarrassing to articulate. This song is not just about Hank Williams—it's about Hank Williams as the mother-fucking savior. It's about how in a given community a concert can start to resemble a Church Sunday, so important you've got to have your mama iron your shirt. We think about that and then we think about how a good musician can draw thousands of adoring fans and give their lives as much joy and meaning as a belief in God would. We know that is an overly sentimental take on the music industry—hence the embarrassment—but we don't think we're off the mark at all. [You are—Ed.] A good show is a spiritual experience. We're not saying we're gonna have one this weekend, but the thought is exciting enough to get us out of our apartments no matter how tired we are.