Classic Hit Academy – Songs About Encounters with the Law - Copperhead Road - Steve Earle

This song tells the story of a soldier who returns home from Vietnam and starts trafficking marijuana. It was inspired by an actual road that exists in East Tennessee where moonshine was made and two generations later, marijuana was grown.

singer songwriter Steve Earl himself has had some run ins with the law. The year before the song became a major hit, he spent New Year’s Day of 1988 in a Dallas jail charged with assaulting a policeman.

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