Music – 1979 – ACL – Jerry Jeff Walker – I See You Are Angel + Comfort And Crazy + Pick Up The Tempo

DOG COMMENTARY:  Jerry Jeff Walker is a music icon in Austin, Texas….for when he moved to Austin in the early 1970’s….it really wasn’t that big of a place….and certainly not the million person metropolis that it is in 2018…..and if a person hangs around Austin long enough like Bone Daddy has…..the paths of all Austin…

Music – 1980s – Austin City Limits Best – Marty Robbins + Floyd Tillman + Roy Clarke/Gatemouth Brown

DOG COMMENTARY:  There has never been a more popular live music program that was ever on television than Austin City Limits….which is an American public television music program recorded live in Austin, Texas, by Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) member television station KLRU…..while being broadcast on many PBS stations around the United States. The show helped Austin to become widely known as the “Live Music…

Music – 1978 – Austin City Limits – Merle Haggard – Got That Old Fashion Love In My Heart

DOG ASIDE: One of my all-time favorite country and western singer was Merle Haggard….for this great musician could do old time country music like nobody else…as evidenced by this tribute to Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys with his rendition of “Got That Old Fashion Love In My Heart”….as played with those twin-fiddles….for it just don’t…

Music – 1978 – Austin City Limits – Chet Atkins – The Autumn Leaves

DOG COMMENTARY: Chet Atkins was known as “Mr. Guitar“ and “The Country Gentleman“….who was an American musician, occasional vocalist, songwriter, and record producer….who along with Owen Bradley and Bob Ferguson, among others, created the country music style that came to be known as the Nashville sound….which expanded country music’s appeal to adult pop music fans.  He was primarily known as a guitarist…..but  also played…

Music – 1978 – The Orange Blossom Special – Mel Tillis + Merle Haggard + Charlie Daniels + Et Al

DOG ASIDE: The fiddle tune “Orange Blossom Special” is about the passenger train of the same name….which was written by Ervin T. Rouse in 1938. The original recording was created by Ervin and Gordon Rouse in 1939. It is often called simply The Special. It has been referred to as the fiddle player’s national anthem. By the 1950’s, it had become a perennial favorite at bluegrass festivals….where…

Music – 1978 – Austin City Limits – Johnny Rodriquez + Willie Nelson – Jambalaya

DOG ASIDE:  One of my all-time favorite Hank William, Sr. songs ever written and performed by many was Jambalaya….and this rendition on Austin City Limits by Johnny Rodriquez and Willie Nelson is at the top of my favorite performances of this classic song. In 1978, Willie was obviously in his “mountain man” persona ….cuz he sure didn’t look the…

Music – 1978 – Austin City Limits – Charlie Daniels Band – People In Texas

DOG ASIDE:  CharlIe Daniels is an American multi-instrumentalist, lyricist and singer….who is known for his contributions to country, bluegrass and Southern rock music. He is perhaps best known for his number-one country hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”…..as Daniels has been active as a singer and musician since the 1950’s.  He was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on January 24, 2008….the Musicians Hall of…

Music – 1981 – Austin City Limits – Roy Clark + Gatemouth Brown & John Hartford

DOG ASIDE:    There is absolutely nothing in our entire 2300 hours of vintage video that brings a bigger smile to this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile than the music from Austin City Limits….and this video herewith is no exception….as it starts off with one of my very favorite pieces of country music….The Orange Blossom Special….being…

Music – 1980 – Austin City Limits – Willie Nelson – In My Mothers Eyes

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We at ImaSportsphile want to dedicate this vintage Willie Nelson video where he sings “In My Mother’s Eyes” especially to our Moms….who raised us just like the song says….“with God’s gift from up above….sent down for me to love….I find in my Mother’s eyes”.   Thanks for everything Mom!!!