Steve Earle: Was Townes Van Zandt Better Than Bob Dylan? Steve Earle looks back at the years he worked as a songwriter in Nashville and helping out Townes Van Zandt. Earle admits that one of Van Zandt's greatest failures was self-promotion.
"Poetry comes from a place that no one commands, that no one conquers. So I feel somewhat like a charlatan to accept an award for an activity which I do not command. In other words, if I knew where the good songs came from I would go there more often