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Glen Templeton Talks With Brett Eldredge About Waylon Jennings and Life on the Road

Brett Eldredge, Glen Templeton
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Glen Templeton was recently interviewed by fellow country artist Brett Eldredge for WYCD about a myriad of topics. Eldredge proved to be a deft interviewer, and he pulled out the old classic question: What artist, alive or dead, would Templeton like to collaborate with?

Templeton chose that trailblazer known as Waylon Jennings, who paved (and lived) the road that most country artists currently traverse. “If I could go back in time, I’d go back to Waylon Jennings,” Templeton said. “I’d love to do something with Waylon. He was so unique and brought something different to country music. He really made an impression and changed country music for us.”

Templeton also said that his favorite part of being enmeshed in the country genre is “getting out, meeting fans, new faces, new places.” Since Templeton does a lot of that — meeting fans and seeing new faces while hitting different places on tour — Eldredge asked him how he stays sane amidst all the craziness that defines road life. Templeton, laughing, said, “I sleep. I sleep in my bunk. There is a time and place for everything and my getaway is picking up my guitar and getting in that back lounge and picking, and talking with my fellow musicians on the bus and in the band.”

Templeton adds that the Full Throttle Band that he tours with is “a couple guys that are such super dudes. They are all so talented. It’s one of the things that an artist always looks for … that perfect scenario. It starts with guys with great attitudes, positive attitudes, who looking forward to getting out there.”

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