Heartworn Highways

Directed by James Szalapski
Year: 1976
Running Time: 92 minutes
Country: U.S.
Language: English
English Closed Captions

In the mid-‘70s, filmmaker James Szalapski documented the then-nascent country music movement that would become known as “outlaw country.” Inspired, in part, by newly-long-haired Willie Nelson’s embrace of hippie attitudes and audiences, a younger generation of artists including Townes Van Zandt, David Allan Coe, Steve Earle and Guy Clark popularized and developed the outlaw sound. It borrowed from rock, folk and bluegrass, with an edge that was missing from mainstream Nashville country. This newly-restored documentary includes rarely-captured performances of the aforementioned musicians as they perfected this then-new style and helped change the course of country music history.

Cast
Townes Van Zandt
Guy Clark
Steve Young
David Allan Coe
Steve Earle
Rodney Crowell
Larry Jon Wilson
Charlie Daniels

Crew
Directed by James Szalapski