DeFuniak Springs resident returns to music after approval from son

Published: Friday, May 10, 2013 at 03:00 PM.

Tate Publishing received Langston's raw materials and helped create a fuller, more modern sound, he said. While the process of handing off your creative work for someone else to finish may be a dubious endeavor, Langston was pleased with the results.

"I told them what I wanted from my perspective and I think they did a phenomenal job," he said. "I couldn't have laid it out better myself."

Langston's writing process is sporadic β€” and inspiration comes from all over the place, whether it's a catch phrase that sticks in his head or life experiences, like a high school sweetheart.

"It's a mood thing," he said. "I never really sit down and say, 'I'm gonna write a song today.'"

Technology comes in handy for those sudden bursts of inspiration. When he creates new music or thinks of a fun lyric, he'll often capture it on his cell phone before he can forget, Langston said.

Growing up, Langston listened to country greats such as Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard. It's no surprise that his own music is of the country genre.

"My roots are in country music," said Langston. "I tend to write country-sounding music. I'm dedicated to that kind of music."

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