Country Legacy Podcasts



The Legacy Country podcasts tell the stories behind our classic Country artists and albums.


  • The Willie Nelson Podcast Episode 2

    08/04/2008 Duración: 07min

    As Willie Nelson entered his mid-20s, he made a living in Nashville selling his songs to the artists who recorded them. It may not have been the most forward-thinking plan, but it was what he needed to do the pay the rent. Sometimes the performers would be happy to aquire the rights to their latest […]

  • The Willie Nelson Podcast Episode 1

    03/04/2008 Duración: 06min

    We kick off our 18-part Willie Nelson podcast series with Willie, himself, looking back on his earliest musical experiences – his first poems and songs as a child, his first band as a teenager (with his sister, Bobbie), and his first job as a radio DJ, where he made his first recording (“When I’ve Sang […]

  • The Johnny Cash TV Show Podcast Episode 3

    22/01/2008 Duración: 08min

    Between 1969 and 1971, Johnny Cash was at the height of his fame. ABC wanted him on their network, and gave him full creative control. Bob Hilburn and Cash’s son, John Carter Cash, wonder which of today’s artists would have the clout with TV programmers to book the artists featured in this episode – Waylon […]

  • The Johnny Cash TV Show Podcast Episode 2

    15/01/2008 Duración: 08min

    “The Johnny Cash Show” was a TV variety show in the purest sense. Cash handpicked the show’s guests, and never limited his choices to any genre. His daughter, Rosanne Cash, tells us how the program was an extension of her father’s diverse interests. Music director, Bill Walker, and journalist Bob Hilburn recall Cash’s determination to […]

  • The Johnny Cash TV Show Podcast Episode 1

    08/01/2008 Duración: 07min

    Johnny Cash’s groundbreaking TV variety show aired on ABC-TV between 1969-1971. The program featured Cash performing with an eclectic mix of artists, including a few appearing on national TV for the first time. In this first episode, Kris Kristofferson, Marty Stuart and Bill Walker (the show’s musical director) discuss what made the show great, between […]

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