8/26/2021 - Mountain Song & Story Ep. #111 - The Birthplace of Country Music
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8/26/2021 – Mountain Song & Story Ep. #111

Episode #111 “Motors”

Did you know that it wasn’t gasoline—but moonshine—that fueled the growth of stock car racing in Appalachia and led to the rise of NASCAR? I’ll be diving into this story and more right here on today’s episode of Mountain Song and Story along with the most fitting music to go along with out theme. Buckle up!

Today’s Playlist

Motor’s Fried – John R. Miller
My Old Chevy Van – Melissa Carper
Half Ton Van – John R. Miller
Johnny Cash – One Piece at a Time
Long Ride Home – Patty Griffin
King Of The Road – Roger Miller
The Corvette Song –George Jones
Bus Route – Tyler Childers
From a Buick 6 – Bob Dylan
Lord Mr. Ford – Jerry Reed
Hot Rod Lincoln – Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen
Woody Guthrie – Riding in My Car (Car Song)
 Driving My Life Away – Eddie Rabbit
Panhead – Otis Gibbs

Intro and theme music Omie Wise (feat. Kalia Yeagle) by Hasee Ciaccio
Background instrumental music by Brittany Haas, Produced by Darol Anger. All traditional old-time tunes. 2004.

Resources and Additional Materials

Bristol Motor Speedway Media Guide
How to Prohibition Gave Birth to Nascar
From Moonshine to NASCAR: How The Prohibition Lead to Stock Car Racing