These guests are the cream of the Nashville crop, collectively representing 47 number one hits. Verlon reconnects with them from 35 years on and off Music Row. There’s a saying in Nashville, that it all begins with a song. At Barnegie Hall, you’ll hear the songs you love, by the people who created them.
Host Verlon Thompson started playing at the age of four with his mothers musical family on front porches and picnic blankets in the Oklahoma hills. Apart from a few chords mama demonstrated, Verlon is entirely self taught. As a young Marine, he was featured on the CBS evening news with Dan Rather, for writing a song that became a local radio hit in South Florida. He couldn’t afford drums on that homemade track, so Verlon kept the beat on Tupperware. After fronting a rock band in Colorado for a few years. Thompson moved to Nashville, and was quickly signed as a songwriter by Loretta Lynn’s Coal Miners Music.