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Susan Calman: The Comedy of Country

Comedian and country music lover Susan Calman guides us through the wry wisdom, subtlety and outright laughs in the lyrics of country music classics from the past fifty years.

Comedian and country music lover Susan Calman guides us through the laughs that can be found within country music. From the wry smiles and wistful wisdom, to the explicit jokes and tales of misfortune, comedy has long been a trademark of country music from a surprising range of artists.

The laughs don’t just come from some of the fabulous song titles and one-liners, but also from the way songwriters approach the subjects of their songs. As with all comedy, these songs reach outwards to the listener for empathy and a response, rather than simply looking inwards in a way that no other genre quite manages.

Join Susan for an hour of great music from the past fifty years, with some tracks that will surprise you and some you’ll already know and love.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Ray Stevens

    Would Jesus wear a Rolex?

  • Loretta Lynn & Conway Twitty

    You're The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly

  • Bobby Bare

    Dropkick Me Jesus (Through the Goalposts of Life)

  • Gary Stewart

    She's Acting Single (I'm Drinking Doubles)

  • Conway Twitty

    Guess My Eyes Were Bigger Than My Heart

  • Kinky Friedman

    Get Your Biscuits In The Oven.....

  • Roger Miller

    The Last Word in Lonesome is Me

  • The Moonlighters

    I'm Gonna Put A Bar In The Back Of My Car And Drive Myself To Drink

  • Randy Hanzlick, M.D.

    I'd Rather Have A Bottle In Front Of Me (Than A Frontal Lobotomy)

  • Roger Miller

    You Can't Rollerskate In A Buffalo Herd

  • The Bellamy Brothers

    If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body

  • Kacey Jones & The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band

    Every Man I Love Is Either Married, Gay Or Dead

  • Jeff Daniels

    Baby, Take Your Tongue Outta My Mouth, I'm Kissin' You G'bye

  • Toby Keith

    You Ain’t Much Fun Since I Quit Drinking

  • Willie Nelson

    I'm My Own Grandpa

  • Carson Robison

    Life Gets Tee-Jus, Don't It

  • Patsy Cline

    I Love You Honey

  • Jimmie Rodgers

    In The Jailhouse Now

    • Country Music: A Film By Ken Burns.
    • Legacy.
    • 9.
  • Billy Edd Wheeler

    Ode To The Little Brown Shack Out Back

  • Johnny Cash

    Flushed From The Bathroom Of Your Heart

  • Dolly Parton

    PMS Blues

  • David Allan Coe

    You Never Even Called Me By My Name

  • Gretchen Wilson

    Redneck Woman

  • Deana Carter

    Did I Shave My Legs For This?

  • Jimmy Buffett

    If The Phone Doesn't Ring, It's Me

  • Lee Ann Womack

    I'll Think Of A Reason Later

  • Big & Rich

    Save A Horse Ride A Cowboy

  • Brad Paisley

    I'm Gonna Miss Her

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