Saturday’s show: Take the ‘Midnight Train to Georgia!’

Hall of Fame songwriter (and former All-SEC quarterback) Jim Weatherly, singer-songwriter Taylor Hunnicutt and special guest Cary Hudson!

Crank it on your couch! Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 7 pm - Mississippi Public Broadcasting, 9 pm - Alabama Public Radio

The Thacker Mountain Radio Hour reaches back into the vault for this classic show from October 18, 2018 from our second broadcast home, the Lyric Oxford.

Our guests will be songwriter, author and former All-SEC quarterback, Jim Weatherly, who has written a memoir, “Midnight Train” (with Jeff Roberson), detailing his football years and his show business career, including the writing of his monster hit song, “Midnight Train to Georgia.” Our musical guests will be alt-country singer-songwriter Taylor Hunnicutt (“Flower in a Drought”) and our special guest, veteran songwriter and longtime friend of our show, Cary Hudson (“Town and Country”).

Hosts: Jim Dees and our house band, the Yalobushwhackers

Air times:
Saturday, May 23 – 7 pm (CT)  Mississippi Public Broadcasting
9 pm  (CT) Alabama Public Radio



Jim Weatherly

Jim Weatherly is the co-author (with Jeff Roberson) of Midnight Train (Yoknapatawpha Press), a memoir of his life in sports and show business. Weatherly has been writing songs for almost 50 years, and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2014. His best-known composition is “Midnight Train to Georgia” recorded by Gladys Knight & the Pips. Other artists who have recorded his songs include Glen Campbell, Kenny Rogers, Neil Diamond, Kenny Chesney and Garth Brooks among many others.

Weatherly, a native of Pontotoc, MS played for legendary Ole Miss Coach Johnny Vaught and was voted second team All-Southeastern Conference quarterback and honorable mention All-American on the 1964 team. He was also a member of the only unbeaten and untied national championship squad in University of Mississippi history in 1962 – a team that captured the SEC championship that year and again in 1963.



Cary Hudson

Cary Hudson is a singer-songwriter, former Oxford resident and former front man for the rock band, Blue Mountain. Hudson has released six solo albums including his latest, Town and Country (Daddy Rabbit Records). Hudson has been named one of the Top Ten Alternative Country Guitar Players by Gibson magazine and continues to tour and write songs in a career spanning 30 years. Hudson splits his time between south Mississippi and New Orleans and hopes to someday, “whistle like Professor Longhair.”

Taylor Hunnicutt

Taylor Hunnicutt is a singer/songwriter based in Birmingham, Alabama. With roots in blues, soul, country and Americana, Taylor’s performances cross genre lines and give audiences a unique and authentic storytelling experience. Her latest release is the EP, Flower in a Drought.

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