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February 1, 1979 in Green Hill
Muscle Shoals, Alabama, United States
Jason Isbell is an alt-country singer /songwriter /guitarist from Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Best known for his years with the Drive-By Truckers where he played with his then wife, bassist Shonna Tucker. Isbell - who joined the Truckers in 2001 - left the band in early 2007 around the same time as his divorce from Tucker was finalized. In addition to being a gifted songwriter, Isbell is regarded as an exceptional guitar player. His style is mostly in the alt-country genre, but is also infused with rock and blues elements. One of his most well-known songs is "Dress Blues," a tribute to a fallen soldier from the Iraq war.
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The protagonist meets his ex at the party, he's attending with his new love. Although they have drifted apart already, his ex is suddenly jealous and is telling stories about them together, which makes him and his new love uncomfortable. The protagonist addresses his new love, his ex and himself in this song.