Another good interview with Dan! See link above and excerpt from story below:
The most famous songwriter you've never heard of grew up in tiny Vernon, modern population just more than 2,000, seat of Lamar County. Despite the unlikelihood of small-town Alabama as a springboard to fame, Dan Penn wrote a hit record while still a junior in high school, when Conway Twitty recorded “Is a Bluebird Blue?,” a phrase Penn lifted from the big man on campus.
DAN PENN WITH BOBBY EMMONS
-What: Singer-songwriters of classic R&B, soul, country and pop hits in concert
-When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday
-Where: Morgan Auditorium, University of Alabama campus
-More: 205-348-3844. www.theatre.ua.edu. www.danpenn.com. www.bobbyemmons.com.