Country Legacy Podcasts



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


  • Willie Nelson – To All the Girls 3

    07/02/2014 Duración: 05min

    Emmylou Harris and The Secret Sisters talk about their work with Willie Nelson on To All the Girls...

  • Willie Nelson – To All the Girls 2

    09/10/2013 Duración: 05min

    Part 2 of the Willie Nelson To All the Girls podcast features Carrie Underwood and Norah Jones.

  • Willie Nelson – To All the Girls 1

    16/08/2013 Duración: 01min

    The brand-new Willie Nelson album in stores Oct 15, To All the Girls, features female duet partners on each track. Many of them join us for this four-part series about how the album was made. Dolly Parton is featured in part 1.

  • Elvis 75 – Part 5: Kentucky Rain

    22/01/2010 Duración: 01min

    Musician Mike Leech and producer Chips Moman discuss "From Elvis in Memphis" and the singles from those legendary 1969 sessions, such as "Kentucky Rain."

  • Elvis 75 – Part 4: Peace in the Valley

    20/01/2010 Duración: 01min

    Gordon Stoker of the Jordanaires continues about Elvis' Gospel music, including the classic recording of "Peace in the Valley."

  • Elvis 75 – Part 3: So High

    14/01/2010 Duración: 01min

    Gordon Stoker of Jordanaires, Elvis' longtime vocal backup group, touches on the most underrated segment of Elvis' catalog - his gospel recordings, including "So High."

  • Elvis 75 – Part 2: That’s All Right

    12/01/2010 Duración: 01min

    Elvis biographer Peter Guralnick continues about the first impressions Elvis made upon others in his early years. He also sets up "That's All Right (Mama)" with some back story about its recording session.

  • Elvis 75 – Part 1: Good Rockin’ Tonight

    08/01/2010 Duración: 01min

    Elvis Aaron Presley was born 75 years ago today, the perfect day to kick off our series of 75-second features about Elvis. Look for new pieces every Tuesday and Thursday at 7:50 am. In episode 1, he introduces himself to the world as a bright eyed young man, explaining why he can't stand still when he sings.

  • Dolly Parton 4

    25/11/2009 Duración: 10min
  • Dolly Parton 3

    18/11/2009 Duración: 05min
  • Dolly Parton 2

    11/11/2009 Duración: 07min

    Dolly Parton and her friends talk about how the early days of her career were influence by her Uncle Bill, Monument Records' Fred Foster and future duet partner, Porter Wagoner.

  • Dolly Parton 1

    04/11/2009 Duración: 08min

    The four-part Dolly Parton podcast launches with an introduction to what makes her such a legendary figure in both country music and overall pop culture. Dolly Parton discusses how her own way of life and creative process relate to each other. Singer-songwriters Laura Cantrell and Janis Ian also add their own insights. Songs in this […]

  • Willie Nelson: Naked Willie 3


    Billy Bob Thornton and Mickey Raphael continue their discussion of how Mickey produced the Naked Willie album from Nelson’s 1960s RCA sessions. Producer: Vella Interactive Recommended: Naked Willie

  • Willie Nelson: Naked Willie 2


    Billy Bob Thornton and Mickey Raphael continue their discussion of how Mickey produced the Naked Willie album from Nelson’s 1960s RCA sessions. Producer: Vella Interactive Recommended: Naked Willie

  • Willie Nelson: Naked Willie 1

    08/06/2009 Duración: 13min

    Willie Nelson’s harmonica player Mickey Raphael and actor/musician Billy Bob Thornton discuss the making of the new album Naked Willie in this three-part podcast series. While producing Naked Willie, Raphael went back to the Nelson’s RCA masters from the 60s to strip away the orchestrations of Chet Atkins’ Nashville Sound.  The result is 17 tracks […]

  • Waylon Jennings – Nashville Rebel 1

    03/02/2009 Duración: 05min

    Legacy Podcast honors the 50th anniversary of “The Day the Music Died” by launching our Waylon Jennings podcast series.  As legend goes, Waylon gave up his seat on the fateful plane to the Big Bopper, and the rest, as they say, is history.

  • Johnny Cash Folsom Prison Part 4

    13/01/2009 Duración: 09min

    It was 41 years ago today.  Enjoy the final installment, and look for a new series on Cash’s San Quentin concert to start in late February.

  • Johnny Cash Folsom Prison Part 3


    Inmate Miller Deadman tells how much the men appreciated that “he had something to give and came here to give it to us.  ‘Hey Johnny, thanks for coming’ — this is the feeling.”  After many songs describing the prisoner’s life in a serious tone, Johnny’s wife June Carter joined him onstage, lightening the mood.  Cash […]

  • Johnny Cash Folsom Prison Part 2


    Journalist Gene Beley, who accompanied the Cashes to Folsom, describes starting the day with June Carter Cash exclaiming “this is a huckleberry picking morning,” the passage through the gates and seeing their first inmates, struck by their youth.  C.O. Jim Brown says Cash “worked the crowd,” including singing songs about prison life, and taking a […]

  • Roy Orbison Black and White Night Part 2


    Barbara Orbison relives the night at the Coconut Grove and the spontaneity of the incredible performances. Hear Roy Orbison and Bruce Springsteen rehearse their performance of “Dream Baby” and singers Bonnie Raitt, kd lang and Jennifer Warnes describe the experience of singing with one of the all-time great vocalists. Anthony DeCurtis of Rolling Stone explains […]

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