Johnny Cash does a great job with this Lowe penned tune, but I really love this performance by Nick.
We always watched the Johnny Cash show when it was on, so I may well have seen this when it was originally broadcast in 1971.
...at least that's what I think it's called. Far as I can tell. In any case, enjoy.
This song has been around for 80 or so years, performed by everyone from Lawrence Welk, Bing Crosby and Gene Autry to Johnny Cash, Brian Wilson and Low. This version took my breath away. Producer Dave Cobb (known for his work with WGOM favorites Sturgill Simpson & Jason Isbell as well as Shooter Jennings and Stapleton) put together a compilation album this year called Southern Family which is where this tune can be found.
I heard an even cleaner performance of this on Fallon last month, but I could not find it online.
John Cash performing his poem, which was the opening and title track to his 1974 album.
Have a free and safe 4th, you guys.
I was going to come up with a joke but yadda yadda yadda go stuff a turkey.
This clip is
half-baked live enough for our purposes today. Have a safe one out there, you guys.
I was going to make a joak, but I couldn't think of anything. Here's a cool enough video though.
One more shout out to AMR, and one more bird song.
One more for Uncle Sam. Go America!
Good luck, citizens.