Poets and Prophets: Salute to Legendary Country Songwriter Red Lane

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August 28, 2010 - Louisiana native Red Lane began his professional songwriting career in the mid-1960s, when he penned hits for Faron Young, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Eddy Arnold, and Conway Twitty. In the 1970s and ’80s Lane wrote classics such as “’Til I Get It Right” (Tammy Wynette), “The World Needs a Melody” (The Carter Family with Johnny Cash), “Miss Emily’s Picture” (John Conlee), and “New Looks from an Old Lover” (B.J. Thomas). Lane also collaborated with Dottie West (“Country Girl”) and Merle Haggard (“ My Own Kind of Hat”). More recently, his songs have been recorded by George Strait (“Tell Me Something Bad about Tulsa”) and Lee Ann Womack (“He’ll Be Back”). Lane is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and a highly regarded session guitarist. This interview and performance is illustrated with photos, film footage, and recordings.

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