Todd Snider Releases Book of Stories
Folk artist Todd Snider has released a new book, giving fans an inside look into the Oregon native’s life and mind.
Snider has been known for telling stories on stage almost as much as for playing music, and in ‘I Never Met a Story I Didn’t Like: Mostly True Tall Tales,’ he is given the chance to tell his stories in a complete form. The stories run a wide range, from memoir to comedy to Snider’s struggles with drugs and alcohol.
Snider’s latest album, ‘Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables,’ landed in the Top 10 on the folk chart, and he recently appeared in the documentary, ‘East Nashville Tonight,’ which focuses on the alt-country and folk scene in Music City.
The Nashville-based singer’s music may be more folk than country, but Snider recently admitted to being a huge fan of Garth Brooks. The two met prior to Brooks’ 1999 release of ‘In the Life of Chris Gaines’ when Brooks was interested in recording one of his songs.
“Garth Brooks went on for about 20 or 30 minutes trying to convince me that he really was Garth Brooks,” Snider recalls of the phone call. “After a while, I thought, ‘This is so elaborate, no one could make it up.’”
The song didn’t end up making it onto the album, but Snider left the experience with a positive view of Brooks. He gives more details of the event in a chapter of the new book.