Here's an excerpt from an article that ran in some of the major newspapers: Edmonton Sun, Edmonton Journal, Calgary Sun, Calgary Herald, Regina Leader Post, Winnipeg Free Press, etc.
While mainstream, commercial airplay has eluded him, Stompin' Tom Connors has nonetheless endured as one of Canada's greatest iconoclasts. Musically, his influence is most profoundly seen in a current crop of Alberta singer-songwriters unashamed to write about where they're from, most notably Tim Hus and Corb Lund.
"I've been noticing that, I think it's healthy for Alberta, and healthy for the country," Connors said. "I've been saying that for so many years. I think it would be a great trend to have the songwriters of this country writing about this country. It gives our kids a chance to wake up in the morning and whistle a Canadian song, with words going through their head about their own native land and the things that they know. The Americans have been doing it for years. I think these guys like Hus and Lund are catchin' on to the trick, and I think it's a great sign."
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