Cross Canadian Ragweed & Many, Many Friends Sing ‘Boys From Oklahoma’ in 2003
It was only uploaded last month, but this video not having a million views already is a national travesty. This might just be the most important Texas and Red Dirt video ever uploaded to YouTube.
Back in 2003 Cross Canadian Ragweed was the hottest band in the scene and breaking out nationally. During a CD/DVD combo recording at Shadow Canyon in College Station the guys brought out nearly every-damn-body, including Wade Bowen, Stoney LaRue, Bleu Edmondson, Jason Boland, and Randy Rogers to sing "Boys From Oklahoma." It's amazing.
Looking for more context about this video we found a 2004 Q&A with Cody Canada at Lone Star Music Magazine, "Soul Gravy, Ragweed’s second outing for Nashville-based major label Universal South, as well as the band’s first live DVD. Soul Gravy features a baker’s dozen new studio tracks, including a storming cover of Hubbard’s “Wanna Rock & Roll” and a new version of one of Ragweed’s best songs, “Alabama” (originally featured on the band’s independently released Highway 377 CD). The 16-song DVD, recorded before a rabid, packed-to-the-walls crowd at College Station’s Shadow Canyon, will be packaged as a free bonus disc with a limited-edition run of Soul Gravy, after which it will be sold separately."