MOUNTAIN HEART TO HONOR GUY CLARK DECEMBER 13 DURING MONTHLY WSM 650-AM RADIO SHOW, THAT JUST HAPPENED
Famed Alt-Acoustic group along with famous friends will pay respect to living legend’s new tribute album and celebrate his 70th Birthday
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The multi-faceted and award-winning group Mountain Heart are gearing up to dedicate the December edition of their monthly radio program, That Just Happened, to the legendary singer/songwriter Guy Clark. Joining Mountain Heart’s Jim VanCleve and Josh Shilling live in the WSM studios during the hour-long program, set to air Tuesday, December 13, will be the album’s co-producers Tamara Saviano and frequent Clark co-writer, Shawn Camp, along with fellow songwriter and featured artist on the compilation, Verlon Thompson. Clark will also be in the studio for the full hour to reflect upon his celebrated career, the 30-track tribute album and his thoughts on recently turning 70.
Guests on the show will share their experiences working on the newly-released album, This One’s for Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark, as well as the impact that Clark has had in each of their own lives and careers. The heralded double CD to be released Dec. 6 on Icehouse Music, includes recordings by Rodney Crowell, Lyle Lovett, Joe Ely, Shawn Colvin, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris & John Prine, Patty Griffin, Ron Sexsmith, Rosanne Cash, Steve Earle, Vince Gill, Jerry Jeff Walker, Robert Earl Keen and many more. Select tracks from the compilation will be played throughout the show, with the guests performing one song live to close the show.
Guy Clark is considered by many to be a national treasure and folk icon. Among his numerous accomplishments, Clark has been inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Foundation’s Songwriters Hall of Fame, received the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting in 2005, and received a Grammy nomination for the Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album in 2007.
This very special tribute to Guy Clark on “That Just Happened with Mountain Heart,” the final show of their 2011 inaugural season, is set to air live on WSM-AM 650 (and online at www.wsmonline.com) on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 beginning at 3:00PM ET.
For more information about Mountain Heart, including their upcoming tour dates and their radio program which begins its second season in January 2012, visit www.mountainheart.com.