Video of the Day….Silent Night from Heartworn Highways

Heartworn Highways is one of the greatest music movies ever. It features plenty of well-known yet somehow unsung heroes of Texas and Tennessee country music in the 70s. Townes Van Zandt. Guy Clark. Steve Earle. Rodney Crowell.

The best parts of the movie are filmed at Guy and Susannah Clark’s home near Nashville on Christmas Eve, where songs and drinks are passed around the dinner table. A tipsy Guy sings and plays and babbles and it’s impossible to watch and not want to be right there, right then.

They close with Rodney Crowell leading the group in Silent Night, and it’s a thing of beauty. I hope you enjoy, and I hope you have a happy holiday.

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Dacia lives in Austin, Texas, where she writes, drinks & listens to records.

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