October 27, 2008
Tonight, CMT is screening the movie Beer For My Horses, based on the Toby Keith and Willie Nelson smash a few years back. Keith co-stars with my favorite blue collar comic, Rodney Carrington. Nelson also makes an appearance in the flick.
There have been several other country songs turned into movies. “Harper Valley P.T.A.”, “Is There Life Out There” and “The Gambler” are only a select few. There are still tons of great story songs that could get the film treatment, though. “Independence Day” could be a harrowing domestic abuse film, while “Chattahoochee” could capture the innocence and southern charm of being a teenager in Georgia a generation ago.
Which country songs do you think would make good films?