Much of today's entertainment is frenetic and way too dramatic. "Everything in the Song is True" harkens back to something I (and obviously others) miss in the way life is lived. It is a great insight into a lifestyle and region(s) that gave America much and yet seem to be sliding away. There are no actors, no special effects but just pretty solid men and women telling their stories in song and action that provide some great moments of living the West. I happen to like that region (live in it) and have been to countless cowboy poetry and song fests and I like the people so while some might post a 4 star the film to me is definitaly a five!
I don't expect everyone to care for the general calmness of the film but when you think about it what the documentary/film is saying is that this way of life was once 'the way' for a great portion of our country. It may get pushed aside as the population in the US moves to big cities but it will never die because it lives in the hearts and souls of people like the four and then some represented in the film. As a personal aside I wish the 'iron' workings of Jeff were listed as a link... great job to all who put this together and 'happy trails!'