The Alabama musician is among a dozen or so featured in this week's Times Magazine.
The article features "25 songs that tell us where music is going", a pretty tall order I'd say. But there's Alabamian Jason Isbell writing lyrics like this from "If We Were Vampires":
"It’s knowing that this can’t go on forever
Likely one of us will have to spend some days
Maybe we’ll get 40 years together
But one day I’ll be gone, or one day you’ll