October 13, 2008
Sometimes you can find a real gem just by doing a little digging on YouTube. Here’s a clip I found from the mid-nineties:
Even when Pam Tillis was at the height of her career, she would use her television time creatively, rather than just plugging a track from her current album. One song in the rotation back then was “Two Dollar Hat”, a touching tribute to Minnie Pearl. The big starts of the nineties treated the legends that came before them with reverence by understanding their continued relevance. There aren’t that many of today’s A-listers who do the same, though significant credit is due on that front to Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood.
*Update: Speaking of Underwood, vp has shared in the comments this jaw-droppingly good acoustic performance of Heart’s “Alone” at Underwood’s Fan Club Party. Killer stuff.
What great YouTube find have you discovered lately? Why do you think it’s of significance?