The 70s cult classic Heartworn Highways intimately explores the roots of outlaw country music, offering a rare insight into the lives of the musicians who set the bar for those who came after.
By 1975, a loose confederation of longhaired musicians had left Texas and invaded Nashville. They attended each other’s gigs and picked together in each other’s homes. Everything they did was focused on the music and the eternal search for a song.
Originally shot in Austin and Nashville, the film offers a rare look at what was then a fringe element of country music made by people who have since become song writing icons. Featuring performances by legendary songwriters Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, David Allan Coe, Steve Young, Rodney Crowell, Gamble Rogers, Steve Earle, Barefoot Jerry and the Charlie Daniels Band.
“Special, priceless...true and real and raw...powerfully poignant” – TIME OUT
“The best documentary ever made” – MIX MAGAZINE
“A truly historic document that deserves to be in the Smithsonian” – FOLKWAX MAGAZINE
“Heartworn Highways is an intimate look back at a more innocent time in country music; it’s a film no true country music fan can afford to miss.” – PASTE MAGAZINE