AOL: Nowadays, if some people talk about religion or church in their music they might be chastised. But it seems like people making music back then and infusing those ideas, they did it and didn't have to worry with any of those critiques; it just seemed very natural.
Crow: A lot of the songwriters who were writing from a gospel standpoint were also some of the people who were writing the great civil-rights songs ever to be written, and a lot of that stuff was getting on the radio and it was very different then, obviously. Popular music seemed to sort of cross the barriers of music that was talking about something but also was relatable and had a great beat or great melody.
AOL: At heart, are you a nostalgic person?
Crow: I am a nostalgic person. You know, I don't like to cling to the past, but I appreciate where we've been. I definitely appreciate in my life where I've been because it directly points me to where I am now, and I've learned a lot. I definitely don't live in the past, but a lot of the music that I listen to happens to be from people who lived back then and were sort of the architects to the music that I love.