The Texas Troubadors “Buddy's Boogie (intro)” from Almost To Tulsa (Bear Family 2008)Buy it!
Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, & Dolly Parton “The Pain of Loving You” from Trio (Warner 1987) —Sending this set of bluegrass out to the memory of Gene Roberts. Country Function and Bluegrass Junction followed The Back Country on Tuesday mornings until I moved to Saturday afternoons. He was the best.Buy it!
Dolly Parton “I'm Gonna Sleep with One Eye Open” from The Grass Is Blue (SUGAR HILL 1999)Buy it!
Earl Scruggs, , Doc Watson and Ricky Skaggs “Pick Along” from The Three Pickers (Rounder www.rounder.com 2003)Buy it!
Dwight Yoakum and Buck Owens “Streets Of Bakersfield” from Buenos Noches From a Lonely Room (Reprise 1988)Buy it!
The Mavericks “All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down (feat. Flaco Jimenez)” from Music for All Occasions CD ALBUM (MCA 1995)Buy it!
The Texas Tornados “Is Anybody Goin' to San Antone?” from Zone of Our Own (Warner 1991)Buy it!
The Rockhouse Ramblers “Lies And Damn Lies” from Lies and Damn Lies CD ALBUM (self 2011) LBuy it!
Rodney Crowell “Above and Beyond” from Diamonds & Dirt (Sony 1988) —The album was released in 1988 but this single was released in 1989, one of 5 #1s from this album.Buy it!
George Jones and Randy Travis “A Few Old Country Boys” from My Very Special Guests (Sony BMG 2005) —The single of this great duet was released in 1990.Buy it!
Emmylou Harris and The Nash Ramblers “Smoke Along The Track” from At the Ryman (Reprise Records 1992) —Stonewall Jackson had a hit with this back in the latter '50s.Buy it!
Willie Nelson “Not That I Care” from You Don't Know Me: The Songs of Cindy Walker CD ALBUM (Lost Highway 2006) —This came out shortly after Cindy's death but she got to hear the demos.Buy it!
Delbert McClinton “Two Step Too” from Cost Of Living (New West www.newwestrecords.com 2005)Buy it!
James Intveld “A Woman's Touch” from Have Faith CD ALBUM (Molenaart 2008)Buy it!
Swing Deville “Time Changes Everything” from Salt Up The Dance Floor (self 2009) L —Fred Gumaer on the lead vocal.Buy it!
BR5-49 “Georgia on a Fast Train” from Big Backyard Beat Show (Arista 1998) —From the pen of Billy Joe Shaver, of course.Buy it!
Merle Haggard “If I Could Only Fly” (Anti/Epitaph 2000)Buy it!
Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Ray Price “Night Watch” from Last of the Breed (Lost Highway 2007) —Sorry to report that Ray Price is receiving hospice services at his ranch in Texas after a strong three year battle with pancreatic cancer. Ray sits at the main table in the country music pantheon of great artists and his music will endure.Buy it!
The Geyer Street Sheiks “Sixteen Tons” from Great Dream CD ALBUM (Bjam 1993) L —The Sheiks are in town over the holidays, playing Saturday, December 29th at the Schlafly Tap Room. Who knows where else they may pop up? Sheiks are punks!Buy it!
Rice, Rice, Hillman & Pedersen “Dimming of the Day” from Out Of The Woodwork (Rounder www.rounder.com 1997) —The Sheiks also do a fine version of this Richard Thompson beauty.Buy it!
Robert Earl Keen “Tom Ames' Prayer” from Gringo Honeymoon (SUGAR HILL 1994) —Robert Earl Keen is such a fine songwriter he doesn't do a lot of covers, but this is a Steve Earle composition.Buy it!
Bob Reuter and Kamikaze Cowboy “Uncle Dan” from Down in America (Magoo Records 2000) L —Bob is in the very fabric of the Larry J. Weir Center. No, really.Buy it!
The Carper Family “Late Evening Blues” from Back When (self 2012) —It's been an amazing three years for these gals since this was released. Now will someone get these women a table, er, I mean a LABEL!Buy it!
Alison Krauss + Union Station “Take Me For Longing” from New Favorite (Rounder www.rounder.com 2001)Buy it!
Johnny Cash “Hurt” from American IV - The Man Comes Around (American 2002) —I get lots of requests for Johnny Cash, as you might imagine. But what are the odds that I picked this one to play before the show and a listener requested it?Buy it!
The Flatlanders “Wishing for You” from Wheels of Fortune (New West www.newwestrecords.com 2004)Buy it!
Junior Brown “My Wife Thinks You're Dead” from Guit With It (Curb 1993) —One of those situations where the album was released in 1993 but this track wasn't a single until 1995.Buy it!
Jamey Johnson and Lee Ann Womack “This Ain't My First Rodeo” from Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran (Mercury 2012)Buy it!
Sturgill Simpson “Some Days” from High Top Mountain (High Top Mountain 2013)Buy it!
Emmylou Harris and The Hot Band “I'm Movin' On” from Last Date (Eminent Records 2000) —Recorded for the Warner label in 1985. One last song to the memory of Larry Weir. Emmylou was his favorite singer. I hope everyone will keep listening and come and see us at "The Larry".Buy it!
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