I think this is a good article, but I have to say as a long-time Avett fan, I think that us people on the "outside" think more about their effects & influence on the broader N.C. & Americana music world than they ever have. It seems to me like they are a band who just loves to write and play music, and they dont worry much about what category people want to put them in. Many Avett fans don't like their new record, or the CMT stuff, but that's where they are now as a band... dont judge them for being successful. I tend to think they did it the right way, no one can accuse them of "selling out." They worked hard for 10+ years, through 7 or 8 releases before gaining any mainstream success. Folks are always going to envy those who "make it," and it seems like there is a little of that envy going on in this article.
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