For years — decades even — John Fogerty didn’t perform any of the classic songs he had written and recorded with Creedence Clearwater Revival. The rights were caught up in drawn-out lawsuits with the head of his former label, making tunes like “Proud Mary” and “Down on the Corner” too painful for him to bear.
In recent years, however, he has grown more comfortable with his back pages, gradually sneaking more and more hits into live shows. His latest album, Wrote a Song for Everyone, is another step toward reclaiming his past as he corrals a range of guests — from Alan Jackson to My Morning Jacket — to re-evaluate and reinvent some of his most iconic songs as well as some relatively obscure gems.
Shortly after Wrote a Song for Everyone debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard album charts — his highest debut as a solo artist — Fogerty spoke with CMT Edge about fighting in the street with Brad Paisley (well, sort of), recording at Abbey Road with his sons and finding new happiness in old songs. Read more on this story here…
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