December 31, 2006
Treat yourself to an evening with Garrison Keillor as he celebrates New Year's Eve at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. Garrison will be joined by an all-star cast of musicians plus a few surprise guests. For broadcast times, check your local public radio station and/or PBS affiliate (it will be on Great Performances). Not convinced? Check out last year's New Year's spectacular.

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Segment 1
00:00:00Logo
00:00:13Nashville tour with GK
00:30:13"Hello Love" - GK, band
00:32:16GK talks about persisting, the new year coming up
Segment 2
00:32:54"You're The Top" - GK and band
00:37:18Guy's Shoes spot
00:37:40"Nashville Pickin'" - band
00:41:16GK introduces Rhonda Vincent and the Rage
00:42:00"All American Bluegrass Girl" - Rhonda Vincent and the Rage
00:45:42"You're Running Wild" - Rhonda Vincent and the Rage
00:48:20Beeboparebop Rhubarb Pie script
00:55:00GK introduces Old Crow Medicine Show
00:55:35"Are You From Dixie" - Old Crow Medicine Show
00:58:53Duct Tape spot (Jerry Douglas)
01:00:16Station break/"Foggy Mountain Rock"
Segment 3
01:03:15Welcome back, thanks our sponsors, Fred Newman SFX script
01:04:02"Wagon Wheel" - Old Crow Medicine Show (GK intros)
01:08:20GK talks about Sam Bush
01:08:57"Wabash Cannonball" - Sam Bush and band
01:12:33GK talks to Doyle Lawson
01:13:50"I Don't Care (Just As Long As You Love Me)" - Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver
01:16:24"Sadie's Got A New Dress" - Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver
01:20:00Teeth spot
01:20:52GK intros Suzy Bogguss
01:21:35"Outbound Plane" - Suzy Bogguss and band
01:25:04GK talks to Suzy Bogguss
01:26:33"What Are You Doing New Year's Eve" - Suzy Bogguss and band
01:29:52Coffee script
Segment 4
01:31:34GK introduces Cowboy Jack Clement
01:33:00"No Expectations" - Cowboy Jack Clement and band
01:36:35"I Guess Things Happen That Way" - Cowboy Jack Clement and band
01:39:53GK introduces Emmylou Harris
01:40:32"If I Could Only Win Your Love" - Emmylou Harris and Jon Randall
01:43:22Emmylou introduces Jon Randall, intros next tune
01:44:13"Strong Hand" - Emmylou Harris
01:47:46"Walls of Time" - Emmylou Harris
01:52:40GK talks about New Year's Eve in Lake Wobegon, intros Robin & Linda
01:53:57"Rollin' & Ramblin'" - Robin & Linda Williams and band
01:57:20GK talks about Lake Wobegon, recites "A Dialogue of Watching" by Kenneth Rexroth, talks about that regrettable 3rd drink
Segment 5
02:01:56"Auld Lang Syne" - GK, audience
02:05:53Station break/"Nashville Blues"
02:08:28Welcome back, GK thanks sponsors
02:08:48"Leaves That Are Green" - GK and Pat Donohue
02:12:10"Emphysema Two-Step" - Jerry Douglas and band
02:15:24GK talks about New Year's traditions
02:16:53"The Hard Game of Love" - Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver
02:20:50GK talks about Jack Clement
02:22:07"Let's All Help the Cowboys Sing the Blues" - Cowboy Jack and band
02:25:49Café Bouef script
Segment 6
02:28:30"Calling My Children Home" - GK, Emmylou Harris, Doyle Lawson, Robin Williams
02:32:30GK talks to Robin & Linda
02:33:06Ramblin' Man- Robin & Linda Williams and band
02:37:45GK talks intros Sam Bush
02:38:23"River's Gonna Run" - Sam Bush and Emmylou Harris, band
02:42:07Catchup spot, GK intros Rhonda Vincent
02:42:39"Jolene" - Rhonda Vincent and the Rage
02:45:49"Martha White Theme" - Rhonda Vincent and the Rage
02:47:16"Lovesick Blues" - GK, Suzy Bogguss and band
02:50:20GK brings back Old Crow and Emmylou
02:50:52"We're All in This Together" - Old Crow Medicine Show and Emmylou Harris
02:56:07Goodnight to Great Performances, Lighthouse
03:00:36GK recites "Diner" by Louis Jenkins, Will the Circle Be Unbroken


Guest Information
  • Suzy Bogguss
  • Sam Bush
  • Jerry Douglas
  • Cowboy Jack Clement
  • Stuart Duncan
  • Buddy Emmons
  • Emmylou Harris
  • Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver
  • Old Crow Medicine Show
  • Jon Randall
  • Rhonda Vincent and the Rage
  • Robin and Linda Williams
  • Guest Recordings
  • Suzy Bogguss
  • Sam Bush
  • Jerry Douglas
  • Cowboy Jack Clement
  • Stuart Duncan
  • Buddy Emmons
  • Emmylou Harris
  • Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver
  • Old Crow Medicine Show
  • Rhonda Vincent and the Rage
  • Robin and Linda Williams


  • Scripts
  • GK's Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe
  • Rhubarb script
  • Teeth script
  • Coffee script
  • Café Boeuf script
  • SFX script
  • Ketchup script


  • Online Greetings
  • All the greetings from 2006
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  • Music Information
    Performers, music sources and credits


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