Song Of The Day 9/23/2016: Terry Bradshaw – “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”
But I can tell you a little about the music on the show. After researching through all the Billboard charts to find songs that peaked between #41 and #100, I found that I had a lot of novelty, comedy and flat-out kitschy (or just plain bad) songs left over that I thought I could put into a tape of their own. I came across a recording of Hank Williams' "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" done by the legendary NFL quarterback Terry Bradshaw, who you can see on Fox's NFL coverage. I wanted to use this song on The Taking Of Roger, but after hearing it I realized it wasn't comedy, it wasn't novelty, and... well, I'll be honest: it's actually pretty good. I mean, you won't mistake Bradshaw's voice for Hank Williams' or George Jones' or anyone like that, but I was expecting the embarrassment one normally suspects would come with professional athletes making country music, and it just ain't there. Okay -- sure, Terry's got a vibrato in his voice that can be a bit overbearing, but when did you ever hear an athlete pull off vibrato at all? My point.
So I almost left this song off The Taking Of Roger because, quite frankly, I thought it might be too good. But I found a script device that allowed me to wedge it in. Because we had script meetings for this mother. Geez, what're we gonna do next, have craft services or something?