O'Brien and Scott were already accomplished thirty-something players, record makers and writers when their respective publishers first put them together in the standard Nashville fashion. That initial meeting, which took place in a Music Row writing room near the tail end of the last century, quickly morphed from an arranged collaboration to a "Where have you been all my life?" moment for both artists. O'Brien, who hails from West Virginia, was steeped in bluegrass and country, while Scott, from... [see more] nearby Kentucky, straddled country and rock 'n' roll. "Tim and I both felt like we met at Hank Williams," says Scott, noting that Hank's music had been a passion of his musician father Wayne Scott, and those seminal records had been the younger Scott's sacred texts growing up, as they were for O'Brien, along with the bluegrass canon. "Both of us can push the country button and be there," says Tim of their common ground. "We just stretch toward each other till we intersect."
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