May 2, 2009

Music City

Brad Paisley

This week on A Prairie Home Companion we're live from the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. With special guests, the bad boys of Bluegrass, The Sam Bush Band, and chart topping Country singer-songwriter Brad Paisley. Also with us, Andra Suchy, The Royal Academy of Radio Actors; Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and The News from Lake Wobegon.


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The Sam Bush Band

Brad Paisley

Andra Suchy and Garrison Keillor

A special guest showed up for the second show, a former Opry regular, Little Jimmy Dickens.

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  • Segment 1
    • 00:00:00 - Logo
    • 00:00:13 - Tishomingo Blues
    • 00:02:40 - GK opens, talks about country music history
    • 00:05:30 - "Southern Rain" - Shoe Band with Brad Paisley and Sam Bush
    • 00:07:39 - "I've Been A Long Time Leavin'" - GK/ Andra Suchy/ band
    • 00:11:27 - The Lives of the Cowboys script
    • 00:20:44 - GK intros Sam Bush
    • 00:22:00 - "Ridin' That Bluegrass Train" - Sam Bush Band
    • 00:25:55 - "On the Road" - Sam Bush Band
    • 00:31:30 - Powdermilk Biscuit Break
  • Segment 2
    • 00:33:15 - Swine script
    • 00:35:50 - Guy Noir script
    • 00:47:39 - GK talks about the Ryman Auditorium
    • 00:48:50 - "Gospel Medley" - GK/ band with Sam Bush
    • 00:52:40 - GK intros Brad Paisley
    • 00:53:34 - "Then" - Brad Paisley
    • 00:57:35 - "I'm Still A Guy" - Brad Paisley
    • 01:01:28 - "I've Just Seen A Face"/intermission
  • Segment 3
    • 01:05:04 - Greetings
    • 01:07:46 - GK talks about Dan Miller
    • 01:08:09 - "Brokedown Palace" - GK, Andra Suchy, band and Sam Bush
    • 01:12:17 - "Tennessee Tumble" - Shoes with Brad Paisley and Sam Bush
    • 01:14:05 - GK announces winner of Kentucky Derby - Mine That Bird
    • 01:14:42 - "Mama Tried" - GK, Sam Bush and band
    • 01:17:56 - Bubba script
    • 01:20:30 - GK talks with Brad Paisley
    • 01:22:17 - "Anything Like Me" - Brad Paisley
    • 01:26:41 - "Sometimes the Answer is No" - Brad Paisley
  • Segment 4
    • >01:30:23 - The News from Lake Wobegon
  • Segment 5
    • 01:44:20 - "Molly and Tenbrooks" - Sam Bush Band
    • 01:47:48 - Café Boeuf script
    • 01:49:49 - Catchup script
    • 01:52:20 - "Stealin' From Chet" - Pat Donohue and band, with Brad Paisley and Sam Bush
    • 01:56:00 - Credits/"Brokedown Palace"/"Plunkin'"

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