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Must see music documentary: „Heartworn Highways“

Heartworn Highways is a documentary capturing some of the founders of the Outlaw Country movement in Texas and Tennessee around 1975/1976.

Some of film's featured performers are Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, David Allan Coe, Rodney Crowell, Gamble Rogers, Steve Young, and The Charlie Daniels Band.

The documentary covers singer-songwriters whose songs are more traditional to early folk and country music instead of following in the tradition of the previous generation. My discovery of the movie was Larry Jon Wilson‘s song „Ohoopee River Bottomland“.

The movie features the first known recordings of Grammy award winners Steve Earle and Rodney Crowell who were quite young at the time and appear to be students of mentor Guy Clark. Steve Earle was also a big fan of Van Zandt at the time.


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