Teaser from the Home On The Range Documentary

(Frank) And we’re back. (Deb) Speaking of poignant songs, Home on the Range. (Frank) [Singing] (Deb) It’s even more poignant when you sing it, Frank. (Frank) [Laughs] (Deb) We’ve been updating you along as Ken Spurgeon and Lone Chimney Films guys have been working on the Home on the Range documentary, and the time has come. The middle of January, the premiere will start and we will scroll those dates across the screen and we’ll keep updating as we get other dates. It’s going to be phenomenal. The clip we have today is actually taken from some of the interviews that I did on set with Michael Martin Murphey, and with Ken Spurgeon. I think this is going to be bonus material on the DVD. It’s a real bonus; you’re going to love it. (Frank) I mean, the song was written so that his wife-to-be would feel good about coming all the way to Kansas and marrying him. (Deb) Isn’t love great? (Frank) And she didn’t come. [Laughs] (Deb) Love is propaganda. (Frank) She said, “I don’t think so.” (Deb) We got war and Christmas, love and propaganda. Is this a great country or what? You’re going to love this. I’m so proud to share this with you, so proud to be involved on any level with these guys and this project. (Michael Martin Murphey) Here is a song that connects us with nature, connects us with God, and connects us with gratitude to just be alive and be in a place. When I went to Brewster’s little cabin there, something snapped inside of me. This is not just about Brewster; this is not just about me. This is about every person who ever sat down alone and looked out at an inspiring scene or was surrounded by an environment that made them feel like God was speaking. This is about that experience. (Ken Spurgeon) When Brewster Higley, I can’t exactly know his thoughts, but when he wrote the song, when he wrote the lyrics, I don’t think life had been very kind to him up to that point and time. He was hoping to find a home. He was hoping God would give him one more chance to find a home. It was a song of prayer, of hope; it was a wow at everything that he saw. So, and you know, I’m one of those weird guys, we talked about historical places being so significant, but like musicians have said, and other people have said, I’ve wanted to go there by myself. I’ve wanted to walk in there, and sing by myself, think by myself, and just get a sense of what he felt, and you can still feel it today. You can go there today, and you’ll still get a sense of what he felt, especially at night. So, it’s a beautiful song, and it’s a beautiful wish or prayer. (Skip Gorman) Where seldom is heard, a discouraging word, and the skies are not cloudy all day.

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