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Country-Music.Org : If you cant smoke it drink it spend it or love it...forget it.

The best movie about country music I know of is a gritty little 1972 film called Payday. Rip Torn giving an intense performance as a fading, second-tier country star touring the South from roadhouse to roadhouse on an out-of-control, drunken binge.

 

There's one scene in particular that sticks with me, when Torn's character is obliged to stand in a parking lot listening to a young dishwasher who wants to be a country singer sing a composition called "I'm Loving You More and Enjoying It Less": It's the perfect example of an awful country song from that period, down to its punning title.

 

 

Tender Mercies

Robert Duval singing from from "Tender Mercies" (1983) singing "If You'll Hold The Ladder"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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