At long last, after almost seven months and nearly 6000 words, I'm almost finished with my review of Down Every Road, the 100-song behemoth of a box-set Rolling Stone insists on referring to as an album. To celebrate the upcoming arrival of this entirely unnecessary beast of a post, let's listen to the one percent of those songs that I properly adore.
Nelson was on the recorded version to - it was his idea for him and Haggard to tackle this song, which Townes Van Zandt wrote. Toby Keith is up there too, for whatever reason.
Special bonus song: this horrific slice of White American Christian sulking about how somehow it's them who don't get sufficient respect in the US. Think of this as the merest taste of the politics I've been bombarded with across four discs and more than half a year.
How can this be the same world I live in?