This episode of the 1987 "mainly country" music show starts with host Andy Anderson touting homegrown talent. Al Hunter sings about Queen Street’s neon cowboy. Auckland’s Working Holiday sing Aretha's blues number 'Won't Be Long' with harmonica player Brendan Power. Jodi Vaughan performs a plaintive country ditty. Gore’s Dusty Spittle suggests listening to Mum's advice about overdoing it, accompanied by an illustrative skit (with actors Mark Hadlow and Alice Fraser). Then it’s Andy’s favourite Kiwi singer, Hammond Gamble. All the guests jam onstage to conclude.
We’ve got some fantastic guests lined up: Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard…well ah, actually they couldn’t make it. But we got better: we’ve got New Zealanders.– Host Andy Anderson
Article on Dixie Chicken & other country music shows, AudioCulture website