August 15, 2011 10:15 PM

Singer-songwriter John Hiatt comes clean on ‘Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns’

For a long time in rock ’n’ roll, musicians who allowed their music to be used in advertising risked sullying their artistic credibility. Nobody, however, ever said anything against getting musical inspiration from a TV commercial, which is how veteran singer/songwriter John Hiatt came up with one of the songs on his 20th studio album, “Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns.”

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