Del McCoury interview on

Del McCoury’s many fans will surely enjoy reading a piece posted yesterday on

Though largely focused on the band’s new all-Gospel release, The Promised Land, the interview also touches on a number of other topics, including his decision to form his own record label, his appeal to a younger audience, and the painful public dismay that came as a result of his performances with Steve Earle when their joint CD, The Mountain, was released in 1999.

McCoury says he and Earle are still on speaking terms and have chatted at such common venues as MerleFest and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. “He’s such a great writer,” McCoury asserts. “I guess he’s from another culture. It didn’t work.”

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