What's in a Song? archive
Read 'Prayer Flags,' A Song About Waiting On Heavenly Help
December 29, 2012 – Inspired by Tibetan prayer flags flying near her home, Kristina Olsen spun a theological riddle.
Read 'I've Been Everywhere' Turns 2 Hours Into 50 Years Of Pay
September 30, 2012 – Inspired by maps and towns that rhymed, Geoff Mack wrote a song that was a hit four times over.
Watch Life 'Up On The Divide' Lures A Songwriter Out West
April 29, 2012 – Singer Martha Scanlan discusses the scenic inspiration behind her first original song.
Read Open Wide And Say Yee-Haw! Dentist Goes West In Song
February 26, 2012 – A Montana songwriter recounts the tale of his dentist's journey to becoming a cowboy.
Listen A Classic In 30 Minutes: 'Four Strong Winds'
Read Group Singalongs Provide Comfort For A Livelihood Lost
January 7, 2012 – With the help of friends, Barre Toelken is re-learning the 800 memorized songs he lost to a stroke.
Listen Power In Simplicity In 'Black Is The Color'
Listen African-American Quartet Tradition Alive In Texas
Listen Baxter Black On 'Little Joe, The Wrangler'
Listen Connie Dover: 'I Am Going To The West'
Listen African Children's Choir Changes Lives
Listen What's In A Song? Stan Howe's 'Yellowstone'
Listen Tom Russell: 'Who's Gonna Build Your Wall?'
Listen Virginia Preacher Leads Congregation In Song