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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Butte, America

I went to high school in Butte, Montana. Butte is mentioned in a few songs. Of course there is the silly and sexist, Long-Legged Hannah from Butte, Montana. Ray Stevens got a haircut in Butte.

But I found this local boy, Tim Montana. He has kind of a Kid Rock thing going. He grew up in Elk Park just north of Butte. David Letterman, who spends a lot of time in Montana, saw him perform and asked him to be on his little television show back east.

This song captures the chip-on-the shoulder, mining town tough Butte attitude or Butteitude:

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