June 27, 2017

The Tragic Story Behind the Most Famous Cowboy Song Ever

Investigating the mystery behind "Tumbling Tumbleweeds."

The History Detectives investigate the tragic story behind a famous cowboy song.

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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