In her fourth Classic Country Christmas episode, Shawna spreads holiday cheer with songs about cowboys, bells, bluegrass and decorations.
Down Every Road Ep #78
In Episode 78, Shawna plays songs by artists who were overlooked, or who got short shrift, in the Ken Burns Country Music documentary film. Though the documentary was the highlight of Shawna’s 2019 to date, she acknowledges that either because of the writers’ or filmmakers’ personal preferences, or in the interest of time, some country music artists she considers key were left out completely or only mentioned briefly. Good thing she kept a running list of those artists and included them in tonight’s show!
Down Every Road Ep #77
Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns spent the last eight years creating Country Music, an eight-episode, more than 16-hour film that aired in September. Along with the film, they released a five-disc box set that contains 105 songs. Tonight, Shawna focuses on songs in episodes six through eight, covering 1969 through 1987.
Down Every Road Ep #76
Last week’s episode ended with Merle Haggard’s #1 song, In the Movies, to tee up this week’s episode. Shawna recently watched the movie Urban Cowboy and got to thinking about other movies she likes that feature country songs. She made a big list and decided to focus on songs from four movies with Jeff Bridges in the starring role: The Last Picture Show, Texasville, The Big Lebowski and Crazy Heart.