Poets and Prophets: Sonny Throckmorton

July 20, 2013
Texas-based songwriting legend Sonny Throckmorton made a rare public appearance in Nashville to discuss his career and perform briefly. His credits include Merle Haggard’s “The Way I Am” and “If We’re Not Back in Love by Monday”; George Strait’s “The Cowboy Rides Away”; Moe Bandy’s “It’s a Cheatin’ Situation”; and Jerry Lee Lewis’s "Middle Age Crazy” and “I Wish I Was Eighteen Again.” Throckmorton was BMI Songwriter of the Year in 1980, and joined the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987. This program was illustrated with vintage photographs, film footage, and recordings.