Episode 8 Show Notes

Still want to know where Dwight gets his pants.

Don was right; Johnny Cash died in 2003.

An amazing article on the St. Lucian obsession with country music.

A great song by L.M. Stone, the St. Lucian George Jones.

Warning, this is slightly depressing, but Randy Travis recovering from a stroke is still more on key than a stage full of country stars.

Find every song played on the Ken Burns episode (beyond what’s on the official soundtrack) at this Spotify playlist.

Here’s Don’s internet presence.

Here are Becky’s radio show archives back 5 years.

Socials: Don = @bothkindsofmusic on IG
Becky = @honkytonkwfmu on IG and Twitter
Nick = @djcowboynick on IG

Questions? Hot takes? Email us at howdy@holdingthingstogether.com

Episode 7 Show Notes

The Ryman stage circle heading to Opryland. Installation of linoleum from 25c arcade not pictured.
Guy Clark’s Randall Knife.

Tricky Dick plays the opening of the Opry at Opryland.

Glen Campbell with a cooking version of Gentle On My Mind – check that guitar solo!

Becky’s radio tribute to Glen, focused on his guitar work.

John Denver + Cass Elliot performing Leaving On A Jet Plane, featuring a blazing activist intro from Cass. Fun fact: the only rock/pop/whatever concert Becky’s mom had EVER been to before the 2000s was John Denver (Becky’s mom grew up in fascist Spain). And while we’re defending John Denver, here’s a great performance of Take Me Home, Country Roads – this is 100% a country song! And, to take it all the way back full circle, Cass guested on the Johnny Cash show, where they sang Buck Owens’s Act Naturally while she wore a Minnie Pearl hat.

Trailer for Heartworn Highways.

Trailer for Be Here To Love Me, the Townes doc.

The pre-Outlaw Waylon, lookin’ dreamy. Speaking of dreamy, here’s a clip from the movie Nashville Rebel — he’s really predicting his own fate!

Weirdo beatnik Willie at his best.

Waylon and Waylors circa 1975. This video was part of a TV pilot that Cowboy Jack Clement made for his own variety show. You can see him dancing in the back.

Hank Jr on Your Cheatin’ Heart.

Go shopping with Dolly.

An absolutely wonderful video of Dolly and Chet Atkins, talking about her Opry debut, her playing guitar with huge nails, and Chet on banjo.

Linda Ronstadt (also, where is she in this series?), Dolly, and Emmylou with Dolly playing banjo.

Dolly on Elvis wanting I Will Always Love You.

Audio of Gram and Emmylou covering Buck Owens.

Emmylou and the Hot Band meet Motown to GREAT EFFECT.

I like beer!

Truly amazing video of Doug Sahm and the Sir Douglas Quintet at the Playboy mansion.

Charlie Rich on the Jimmy Dean show.

Find every song played on the Ken Burns episode (beyond what’s on the official soundtrack) at this Spotify playlist.

Here’s Don’s internet presence.

Here are Becky’s radio show archives back 5 years.

Socials: Don = @bothkindsofmusic on IG
Becky = @honkytonkwfmu on IG and Twitter
Nick = @djcowboynick on IG

Questions? Hot takes? Email us at howdy@holdingthingstogether.com

Episode 6 Show Notes

Bobby Bare, Sr. + Kristofferson at Monument.

Michael Jackson singing “For the Good Times” at his mom’s birthday with Floyd Cramer in attendance (none of this is a typo).

Kristofferson on KCET in 1970.

Kristofferson getting booed offstage by hippies.

Tammy performing I Don’t Want To Play House.

Possum on the Porter show doing Walk Through This World With Me.

Derek & the Dominoes with Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins on the Johnny Cash Show.

A real classy Hee Haw number with no allusions whatsoever.

Exhaustive book on Hee Haw.

How Merle got through this experience, we’ll never know.

Roger vs Emery.

Garth Hudson returns to Big Pink.

Joan Baez doing Mama Tried, featuring Jerry Reed on the flubbed guitar.

Ringo Starr, the most underrated Beatle, and the biggest country fan of them all.

Ringo + Buck doing Act Naturally.

Leon!!!

This doc featuring Leon Russell is a must-watch.

A stunning video featuring Willie, Leon, and Ray Charles at the end of Ray’s life.

Find every song played on the Ken Burns episode (beyond what’s on the official soundtrack) at this Spotify playlist.

Here’s Don’s internet presence.

Here are Becky’s radio show archives back 5 years.

Socials: Don = @bothkindsofmusic on IG
Becky = @honkytonkwfmu on IG and Twitter
Nick = @djcowboynick on IG

Questions? Hot takes? Email us at howdy@holdingthingstogether.com

Episode 5 Show Notes

Roger Miller on fiddle.

Thank you Bug Man!

Merle in a strange video doing They’re Tearing The Labor Camps Down.

Country Music Hair.

An extensive Merle interview in the New Yorker.

Some AWFUL behavior towards the queen Sammi Smith.

Dolly doing Blue Ridge Mountain Boy.

Charley Pride doing Kaw-Liga.

The New Yorker on the legacy of Charley Pride.

The American Masters on Charley Pride.

Merle Haggard impressions!!!

And another stunning one!

Skip the awful intro, but dang, does Ferlin nail this.

Kay Adams with a stupid introduction, but a knockout performance.

A full film featuring Ferlin, June Carter, and Faron Young! Super dreamy!

Try to stand upright while watching Barbara Mandrell on steel.

Find every song played on the Ken Burns episode (beyond what’s on the official soundtrack) at this Spotify playlist.

Here’s Don’s internet presence.

Here are Becky’s radio show archives back 5 years.

Socials: Don = @bothkindsofmusic on IG
Becky = @honkytonkwfmu on IG and Twitter
Nick = @djcowboynick on IG

Questions? Hot takes? Email us at howdy@holdingthingstogether.com

Episode 4 Show Notes

The $750,000 Trio as portrayed by Episode 4 of Country Music.

Info on a lawsuit involving Bear Cat and Hound Dog.

Info on Shakespeare Was a Big George Jones Fan, an excellent documentary about Cowboy Jack Clement made up of his own home movies.

Sam Phillips on Elvis.

Black Star, Becky’s favorite post-Sun Elvis record, which has a crazy David Bowie connection as well.

Don won’t like this great video of Ray Price (featuring an excellent Nudie suit). He remains wrong.

The Light in the Attic compilation of Willie Nelson’s early demos.

Send your cards and letters about this transcendence (and maybe boycott the upcoming hologram tour).

Marty Robbins performing Feleena, the prequel song to El Paso.

Lefty Frizzell on Porter Wagoner’s show.

This book is the Rock, Rot and Rule of country music.

Patsy Cline performing Crazy.

Video of the Collins Kids performing Hoy Hoy.

The Collins Kids, Glen Campbell, and George Morgan performing My Window Faces the South.

Great documentary on Janis Martin.

The Louvin Brothers performing I Can’t Keep You In Love With Me.

The two comps Don mentioned for a deeper dive into country music.

A FANTASTIC Mel Tillis appearance on the Porter Wagoner show.

Find the songs we played on the radio broadcast but couldn’t podcast at this Spotify playlist.

Find every song played on the Ken Burns episode (beyond what’s on the official soundtrack) at this Spotify playlist.

Here’s Don’s internet presence.

Here are Becky’s radio show archives back 5 years.

Socials: Don = @bothkindsofmusic on IG
Becky = @honkytonkwfmu on IG and Twitter
Nick = @djcowboynick on IG

Questions? Hot takes? Email us at howdy@holdingthingstogether.com