Guy Clark in Homer Alaska

by Scott on April 17, 2012

Filed under “Nobody in Nashville Wants To Hear Music This Good” Texas 1947


It Just Don’t Pay To Be A Good Ol Boy

by Scott on March 9, 2012

Check out this classic Austin City Limits appearance by Steve Earle. Too bad the audio/video get out of sync towards the end of the video, but beggars can’t be choosers. I was born in the land of plenty, now there ain’t enough.


The Hag – I Take A Lot Of Pride In What I Am

by Scott on February 22, 2012

[amzn_product_inline asin=’B000002U0R’] One of my all-time favorite Haggard songs. There’s a lot to say about this song, not only the fitting performance of it, but how well written it is. You would probably get slapped in the mouth by any real country fan if you tried to make the assertion that this song isn’t country. […]


Some Classic Roseanne Cash

by Scott on January 24, 2012

[amzn_product_inline asin=’B0000025KW’] A lot of people would say “Seven Year Ache” isn’t really a country song. They may even say Roseanne Cash isn’t country. She lives in New York after all. But I think when your name is Cash you automatically get a little leeway. Whether it’s country or not, “Seven Year Ache” is a […]


Dixieland Ear Worm

by Scott on January 23, 2012

Usually an ear worm is a bad thing to have, but the one I had this weekend was pretty good. I can’t think of a better song than “Dixieland Delight” to have going through my head for 48 hours straight. Seriously, is there anyone out there who has ever heard this song and doesn’t love […]


There Ain’t No Good Chain Gang

by Scott on January 9, 2012

Enjoy this clip from Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash to get your Monday morning going! I like to imagine after finishing this performance, Johnny and Waylon walked out of the back of the building and started a fight with 4 or 5 guys, knowing they were going to lose. Real Outlaw!!!


Happy Birthday Earl Scruggs!

by Scott on January 6, 2012

88 years old today…fingers of fury!!! I can only imagine what type of musician Earl Scruggs would have been if he’d come of age during the era of thrash metal music. Probably the fastest guitar player in the world. I for one am glad he picked up the banjo instead of a Stratocaster.


Glen Campbell – Gentle On My Mind

by Scott on January 4, 2012

[amzn_product_inline asin=’B000T1G66M’] Talent. Smooth talent. I think Glen Campbell could have gotten by with either his singing or his guitar playing, but the guy is great at both. This video is proof of both, and it’s probably my favorite Glen Campbell song. If you ever get a chance to check out some old episodes of […]


Man, Do I Miss Jerry Reed!

by Scott on January 1, 2012

[amzn_product_inline asin=’B00137WUGG’] Son! I say Yeah!!! This video is amazing. I have a friend who grew up out in Utah in the 80s and 90s and hasn’t had a whole of exposure to classic country music. When I brought up Jerry Reed the other day, he’d never even heard of him. Now, my buddy is […]


To Beat The Devil – Kris’s Song About Johnny

by Scott on December 29, 2011

[amzn_product_inline asin=’B00137X9VG’]I stumbled across this video the other day about one of my favorite Kris Kristofferson songs–“To Beat The Devil”. When we talk about the void of songwriting in today’s country music, here’s a song you can point back to and say, “who’s writing stuff like this?” Besides the interviews telling the great story (and […]