LOVED this documentary.
I grew up with grandparents that were county (AND western!) fans, so I was familiar with many of the Patsy Cline-Loretta Lynn era, along with Hank, of course. In fact, Hey Good Lookin' is one of the first songs I remember my grandpa singing to me while he played the guitar. However, according to my grandma, Johnny Cash was a no good drug addict and cheater, so she never listened to him, haha.
I could watch interviews with Loretta and Dolly being adorable interviewees all day long. I have long loved watching Jack White's puppy dog adoration of Loretta. I remember her dragging him up with her to the stage when she won the Grammy for Van Lear Rose and him just in absolute awe of her force of nature personality, it was charming and sweet.
I don't know or care enough about Garth Brooks to have an opinion on him, but I will say this in his defense: Callin' Baton Rouge is one of the best pop songs of the 90's. Any genre.
The Hank Williams story about writing a song for that one guy and then recording it himself is the second funniest story in the series. The first is obviously Willie Nelson and his legendary kissing skills, lol. I had NO idea Willie wrote Crazy! What a shame he languished in Nashville, but perhaps it's also good considering how that allowed him to make his music on his own terms.
Does anyone else remember the Time Life collection that was advertised constantly around 6 years ago, lol? Like a 30 minute infomercial My sister and I would just sit there and watch it, we were so amused by the music, artists, outfits, etc. It was great!
How has no one made the obvious connection on Marty Stuart's fashion/hair inspo??