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Tumbling Tumbleweeds - The Luck and the Loss

  • Aired: 04/02/2013
  • 11:45
  • Rating: NR
Musician Gene Newberry cherishes a plaque he owns with the sheet music and 45 recording of the Sons of the Pioneers’ iconic song, Tumbling Tumbleweeds. But it contains a mysterious inscription by original band member, Bob Nolan: “To Fred – This was the second song I wrote – 1932. It has been both good and bad to me. Bob Nolan.” Hosts Eduardo Pagán and Elyse Luray investigate the story.
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We investigate the tragic story behind the most famous cowboy song ever.
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