Jul 22, 2013
Mr. Dickie Weed- "If You Ain't Country, You Ain't Shit"
Welcome to redpeterssongsnatch.com and Episode #4 of my interview series, The Song Snatch ARTIST SPOTLIGHT where I feature a short conversation with THE most original recording artists on the planet and play one of their remarkable, uncut and uncensored, funny and fucked up songs.
Today’s spotlight is on Mr. Dickie Weed, the pseudonym for gifted Nashville songwriter, Micheal Smotherman, who in real life, has had his songs recorded by the likes of Roger Miller, Glenn Campbell, Kenny Rogers, Ray Charles, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, the Allman Brothers, Trace Adkins, Brooks and Dunn, and many more.
But when he wants to just have some fun and record for himself and his friends, he takes those same songwriting skills and creates some of the funniest, and highest quality songs of anyone I know.
I spoke with Dickie in October 2006 and got a sense of his attitude and approach towards the art of songwriting and how his songs come about, including a song true to his heart, “If You Ain’t Country, You Ain’t Shit”!
Enjoy music lovers.
(episode running time- 9 minutes and 11 seconds)
(You can learn more about Mr. Dickie Weed and listen to more of his great songs at myspace.com/dickieweed and can download them on itunes.)