A: I don't think it's as much Nashville as who's running the radio stations. I think it's radio stations that are supposedly playing things for the listeners. If listeners demanded enough different kinds of music, they'd get it. . . . But when this kind of [commercial country] music stops making money, I think a lot of them will find the traditional market is a good place to go back to. It doesn't atter whether it's blues, jazz or whatever. There'll always be a place for Hank Williams or Miles Davis or Bob Wills.
Q: Speaking of Hank Williams, in 1985 you included a posthumous duet with him on your "Half Nelson" album of duets, which gave rise to a joke that you'd been forced to do it because you'd finally run out of living partners you hadn't sung with. Is there anybody living with whom you haven't sung that you'd like to?