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Poets and Prophets feat. Red Lane 

When: Sat., Aug. 28, 1:30 p.m. 2010
Solomon Burke's ravaged voice remains earthbound on the version of Red Lane and Larry Henley's “’Til I Get It Right" that closes out Burke's 2006 full-length Nashville, but Burke's reading only reinforces the song's power. Born in Louisiana in 1939, Lane came to Nashville in 1963 and began writing hits for Buddy Killen's Tree Publishing. Lane's first success was “My Friend's on the Right," a 1964 country chart-topper for Faron Young. In the following two decades, Lane wrote songs for John Conlee, Merle Haggard and Tammy Wynette, who took "'Til I Get It Right" to No. 1 in 1973. Not only a songwriter, Lane established himself as a consummate guitarist on sessions for Chet Atkins at RCA. Perhaps his most impressive achievement is his long relationship with Haggard, who has recorded nearly 30 of Lane's compositions. Today's program includes a performance by Lane, along with an extensive interview.
— Edd Hurt


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