Poets and Prophets: Sonny Throckmorton

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July 20, 2013 - Texas-based songwriting legend Sonny Throckmorton makes a rare public appearance in Nashville to discuss his career and perform briefly. His credits include Merle Haggard’s “The Way I Am” and “If We’re Not Back in Love by Monday”; George Strait’s “The Cowboy Rides Away”; Moe Bandy’s “It’s a Cheatin’ Situation”; and Jerry Lee Lewis’s "Middle Age Crazy” and “I Wish I Was Eighteen Again.” Throckmorton claimed his first major country success in 1966 with “How Long Has It Been,” a Top Ten hit for Bobby Lewis. In the following decades he penned #1 hits including Johnny Duncan’s “ Thinkin’ of a Rendezvous”; the Judds’ “Why Not Me”; the Oak Ridge Boys’ “Trying to Love Two Women” and T.G. Sheppard’s “Last Cheater’s Waltz” and “I Feel Like Loving You Again.” Throckmorton was BMI Songwriter of the Year in 1980, and joined the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987. This program is illustrated with vintage photographs, film footage, and recordings.


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