Nick Charyk was halfway through a Segway tour of Savannah, Ga., during a family vacation in March when he had an extraterrestrial encounter of sorts. The leader of one of his favorite bands, Old Crow Medicine Show, had made an out-of-this-world proposal on his own group's Instagram page.

Singer and fiddler Ketch Secor wrote: "y'all gotta cool vibe. let's cowrite a song. I'm gonna give you the title and u take from there: Ethan Allen Wuz An Alien."

Paul Heintz @paulheintz, Seven Days

Updated: Jul 24

Vermont-based honky-tonkers the Western Terrestrials honor one of country music's most beloved songwriters on "Roger Miller Time," the latest release from their forthcoming album Back in the Saddle of a Fever Dream.

The humorous tune centers on a man who prefers to drown his sorrows while listening to Roger Miller albums. Fittingly, it was produced by the country legend's son, Dean Miller, at Omnisound Studios in Nashville.

By Bobbie Jean Sawyer,

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