Today is the final broadcast of this program. Consider this hour a special parting gift to you – our loyal listeners. And speaking of listeners, some of you took the time to record personal messages of appreciation and farewell and we’ll share that audio. You’ll also hear from many former producers on their favorite conversations. Several former contributors and fan-favorite guests are saying goodbye too. Bob will also talk with author Jack Gantos about his latest book titled The Trouble in Me and Bob will answer questions himself asked by this show’s biggest fan.
We present our two favorite interviews gathered during a reporting trip to Nashville. First is a visit to the home of Guy Clark to discuss his career, his music and his handmade instruments. Bob talks with Clark in a basement room that performs double duty as a guitar building workshop and as a song writing room. Then Marty Stuart shows us around his stunning personal museum of country music memorabilia. He shows us artifacts such as Johnny Cash’s first ever black suit, Patsy Cline’s final pair of boots and the handwritten lyrics for some of Hank Williams’ biggest hits.