You can, as they say, take the boy out of the country… but you cannot take the country out of the boy.
I remain a lover of country music. As much as I love jazz, or rock, or the blues… in end, when I feel blue or when I am feeling like celebrating, I turn to Waylon, Willie, Johnny, Merle, Hank, Hank Jr., and George.
This song reminds us that country has always had a fault line running through it… the internal battle between real country and the corporate-pop crap that most stations play.
There are many versions of “Are You Sure Hank Done it this Way.” I picked this one for Johnny’s intro and because Willie is playing backup.
On a beautiful summer day, what could be better than a stage full of country outlaws.