Song You Need To Know: John Prine & Margo Price ‘Unwed Fathers’

Song You Need To Know: John Prine & Margo Price ‘Unwed Fathers’
You know “Unwed Fathers” is great country songwriting from the title alone — an offhanded spin of a familiar phrase that reveals the presumptions, bias and bullshit hiding in our language in plain sight. Co-written with Country Music Hall of Famer Bobby “He Stopped Loving Her Today” Braddock, the story involves a young woman at an “Appalachian Greyhound station,” pregnant and leaving home, saying goodbye to her brother and heading off to an uncertain future, in a culture where unwed mothers are “kept under cover/like some bad dream/while unwed
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