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Rich Hall's Countrier Than You

Comedian Rich Hall takes a country music journey from Tennessee to Texas to look at the movements and artists that have shaped the genre over the years.

Award-winning comedian Rich Hall takes a country music journey from Tennessee to Texas to look at the movements and artists that don't get as much notoriety but have helped shape the genre over the years.

With the help of prominent performers and producers including Michael Martin Murphey, Robbie Fulks and Ray Benson, Rich explores the early origins of country music in Nashville and Austin. He visits the rustic studios where this much-loved sound was born and discovers how the genre has reinvented itself with influences from bluegrass, western swing and Americana.

Rich also explores how the music industries differ between these two cities and how they each generated their own distinct twist on the genre, from cosmic country and redneck country to the outlaw artists of the 1970s. Through Working Dog, a three-minute self-penned soap opera about a collie dog, Rich illustrates how different styles can change.

As he unearths the roots and inner workings of country music, Rich finds it's more than just music - it's a lifestyle.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Mon 18 Mar 2019 00:00

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Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:02

    Merle Travis & Hank Thompson

    Wildwood Flower

  • 00:03

    Hank Thompson

    A Six Pack To Go

  • 00:09

    Lynyrd Skynyrd

    T For Texas (Blue Yodel No. 1)

  • 00:12

    The Soggy Bottom Boys

    I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow (with band) (feat. Dan Tyminski)

  • 00:19

    The Carter Family

    The Banks of The Ohio

  • 00:20

    The Carter Family

    No Depression In Heaven

  • 00:24

    Carl and Pearl Butler

    Sundown In Nashville

  • 00:27

    Roy Acuff

    The Wabash Canonball

  • 00:32

    Ray Charles

    Hey, Good Lookin'

  • 00:34

    Hank Williams

    All The Love I Ever Had

  • 00:39

    Waylon Jennings

    Are you Sure Hank Done It This Way?

  • 00:40

    Waylon Jennings

    I've Always Been Crazy

  • 00:42

    Tyler Farr

    Better In Boots

  • 00:42

    Jerrod Niemann

    Blue Bandana

  • 00:43

    Ry Cooder

    Get Rhythm

  • 00:44

    Roger Miller

    Atta Boy Girl

  • 00:45

    Roger Miller

    Dang Me

  • 00:45

    Roger Miller

    Chug-A-Lug

  • 00:45

    Roger Miller

    King of the Road

  • 00:48

    Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson

    Nowhere Road

  • 00:52

    Johnny Lee

    Cherokee Fiddle

  • 00:59

    Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble

    Pride And Joy

  • 01:00

    Buddy Guy

    Damn Right, I've Got The Blues

  • 01:01

    Janis Joplin & The Paul Butterfield Blues Band

    One Night Stand

  • 01:02

    The Flying Burrito Brothers

    High Fashion Queen

  • 01:13

    Waylon Jennings

    Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)

  • 01:02

    Big Brother & The Holding Company

    Piece Of My Heart

    Singer: Janis Joplin.
  • 01:13

    Jerry Jeff Walker

    Little Bird

  • 01:15

    Willie Nelson

    On The Road Again

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