Johnnie Wright

One half of the twosome, Johnnie & Jack. (“Poison Love” and “Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight” would be good songs to check out.) Johnnie Wright moved ahead alone in music after his partner, Jack Anglin, died in a car accident.

Johnnie’s solo career comprises a string of minor hits plus one (very well-timed) smash hit #1 recording of Tom T. Hall’s, “Hello Vietnam.” Hear more about Johnnie in these episodes of the podcast.

Harper Valley PTA, Part 3: Tom T. Hall

CR009 Harper Valley PTA, Part 3: Tom T. Hall

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They call him The Storyteller because he distills life into words.¬†Behind any story worth telling, you’ll always find another story. Maybe if we can get behind some of his best stories, we can reverse engineer the alchemy of Tom T. Hall. Maybe we’ll find the story about who he is and how he’s able to do what he can do with the English language…

Probably not but, worst case scenario, it will be an incredibly entertaining waste of time. Beginning with a condensed history of country music radio, we follow Tom T. from his early days as a young DJ into a seemingly effortless realization of his destiny to become one of country music’s greatest songwriters ever.

This episode is highly recommended for fans of songwriting, arguing about music, Net Neutrality, the music business, Bobby Bare, Dave Dudley, Jimmy C. Newman, Hank Cochran and songs for children.

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