It’s Academy Awards weekend, and Sirius XM satellite radio’s “Willie’s Roadhouse” channel is celebrating with a three-hour special called “Country Music Goes to the Movies.”
Hosts Scott B. Bomar and Randy Poe present some of their favorite country songs from movies; country songs that inspired movies; and even a few non-country songs that were introduced in movies but later covered by country artists.
They’ll dive deep into country music’s relationship with Tinsel Town, from Oscar-winning songs to forgotten B-movie obscurities. You’ll hear some old favorites and discover some hidden gems from a cast of classic country music superstars, including Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Roger Miller, Charley Pride, Loretta Lynn, Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, and many more.
Bomar and Poe’s last Sirius XM special was “The Best of the Bakersfield Sound,” so you can bet the new special will also include some songs from Bakersfield-related artists, such as Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and Ferlin Husky.
Poe is the co-author of “Buck ‘Em: The Autobiography of Buck Owens,” and Bomar was nominated for a Grammy for his liner notes to the CD compilation “The Other Side of Bakersfield: 1950s and 60s Boppers and Rockers from ‘Nashville West.’”
“Country Music Goes to the Movies” airs at 3 p.m. Friday with rebroadcasts at 5 a.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday. Sirius XM subscribers can find Willie’s Roadhouse at channel 59 on the dial.