Buck Bonham is a county singer, with a good family, struggling to find national fame. He juggles his music career with his obligations to his long-suffering wife and their son. He has everything going his way until his longtime guitarist retires from the band. His plucky young daughter eagerly accepts the position meant to last several weeks. The road leads to temptation as the young woman admits a longtime crush on him, which leads to his downfall. The only question is will his family and friends stand by him before things come crashing down? Written by
For 20 years he's been singing to the country. But he never figured he'd be living his own love songs.
Did You Know?
wrote the film's signature song not long after signing on for the picture. On a plane flight, Nelson was asked by executive producer Sydney Pollack
, who had just directed Nelson in The Electric Horseman
(1979), to write a theme tune for the film about a singer's life on the road. Reportedly, Nelson apparently wrote the song, which features the beat of a train, on a plane paper barf bag. See more
[Lily is on her first tour with Buck's band
Anybody on this bus got a college education?
I do; just graduated in June.
Good. Then you can get up and get us a beer.
Working Man Blues
Written by Merle Haggard
Performed by Jody Payne See more