Stewart has written about pirates -- and astronauts, cowboys, drifters, blue-collar workers, romantics, losers, and homecoming queens. In short, he chronicles Americans and has done it for most of his 65 years. He's still best known for his membership in the Trio (1961-'68) and for the Monkees' smash "Daydream Believer." Stewart has also written a No. 1 country hit -- Roseanne Cash's "Runaway Train" -- as well as songs for Nanci Griffith, Joan Baez, and even the Four Tops. He scored a minor hit himself with "Gold" in 1979, an autobiographical tune delivered in his trademark deep, masculine voice. Stewart's production of new material slowed in the '90s, but he claims an album of new stuff isn't far off.
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