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Interview with Will Callery

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Born in Terre Haute, Indiana and raised in Owensboro, Kentucky, WILL CALLERY fell in love with the sounds and songs of the South at a young age. Eventually, he headed for the West Coast where he developed his songwriting skills playing legendary coffeehouses and roadhouses. He ended up moving to Nashville where he worked as a staff writer for April-Blackwood Publishing (CBS). He rented an apartment on 17th Avenue and hung out with songwriters like the legendary Kris Kristofferson. In 1975, Country legend Willie Nelson recorded Hands On The Wheel - written by Will - for his concept album Red Headed Stranger which was released by Columbia Records. The song was also chosen as the title song for the movie The Electric Horseman which starrred Robert Redford and Jane Fonda. Will released a new album in November 2013 called All In Time which features 12 songs written and sung by a true storyteller