Lucinda Williams performing “Car Wheels On A Gravel Road” and “Lake Charles” live on Lightning 100 [audio]


Songwriting titan Lucinda Williams has been celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of her celebrated 1998 album “Car Wheels On A Gravel Road.” Ahead of Williams’ appearance at the Ryman Auditorium on April 2, the Louisiana songwriter dropped in to the Lightning 100 studio to reminisce with Casey on the record she cut in Nashville 20 years ago, and to perform acoustic versions of two of the album’s most recognizable tracks — the title track and “Lake Charles.” Listen to the full interview and both performances above.

Casey is that rarest of creatures…a Native Tennesseean. His love of music can be traced to the day his dad sat him down and played him Bo Diddley’s “Who Do You Love?” Everything pretty much changed after that. He began his broadcasting career at the age of 14 at an AM station in Northern Middle Tennessee. It was there he learned how to cue vinyl records, splice tape with razor blades, and other skills that no longer serve any purpose. In the late nineties, he was the host of our evening show until management decided that probably wasn’t a good idea anymore. Casey returned to Nashville airwaves in 2016. When he isn’t on the air, he spends his time with his wife and son. He would also appreciate it if you’d get offa his lawn.