The good thing about this video is we get to hear from Tommy himself about how this song came to be. Countrywide was composed by Tommy Emmanuel for his friend and producer Peter Wall in 1976 for the ABC TV Show called Contrywide. The story is about a father and 3 sons working as rodeo clowns.
One of the things that really makes this composition interesting is the short time Tommy got to make it. It's a beautiful song and it's hard to believe that it got recorded so quick.
Countrywide is a special piece for me also because it's the song I learned to play after Windy and Warm. If you know both, you might notice that there are some similarities to the two in playing. One thing that I notice also is that not many people play Countrywide, I take it that it's because the show was made for the Australian audience so not many know about the song or show because of that.