Bruce Springsteen Reveals Which Iconic Album Helped Him Find Meaning in Life

Bruce Springsteen revealed that one of his iconic albums changed the trajectory of his life.

In a preview of his CBS Sunday Morning interview with Jim Axelrod, Springsteen, 73, spoke about how making Nebraska made him rethink his priorities.

"I think in your twenties, lots of things work for you. Your thirties is when you start to become an adult. Suddenly, I looked around and said, 'Where is everything? Where is my home? Where is my partner? Where are the sons or daughters that I thought I might have someday?'" he recalled.

The musician continued, "Then I realized none of these things are there. So I said, 'Okay, the first thing I've got to do as soon as I get home is remind myself of who I am and where I came from.'"

Springsteen reflected on how this impacted the way he saw his career, saying, "Things are going so well here, you know, that you just assumed like, 'Oh yeah, well, the rest of your life is going to fall into place. No, that's not how it works."

Axelrod added, "And you can't succeed your way out of pain."

Springsteen also said that if he had to pick out one album and say it'll represent him "50 years from now," it'd be Nebraska.

The full interview will air on April 30.

Springsteen released Nebraska in 1982. It remains one of the most important records in the rock icon's discography. His Sunday Morning interview coincides with the release of upcoming oral history book Deliver Me From Nowhere: The Making of Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska.

The book is written by fellow musician Warren Zanes, who's shared the stage with New Jersey icon. It's said to include "more than a dozen celebrated artists and musical insiders" about their relationship to the groundbreaking album. Deliver Me From Nowhere arrives on May 2.

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