Rod Picott & the Gun Shy Dogs Chase Down “65 Falcon”

Rod Picott and Wild Ponies

Songwriter Rod Picott and the band Wild Ponies have long cultivated their audiences through imaginative songwriting, stripped-down arrangements and relentless touring. For a UK jaunt last fall, they teamed up to form an appealing three-piece combo called Rod Picott & the Gun Shy Dogs, playing more than a dozen shows together.

To reprise that experience stateside, the Nashville-based buddies reconvened in the CMT studio for a sly rendition of “65 Falcon,” a sleek song about that classic car from Picott’s latest album, Hang Your Hopes on a Crooked Nail.

“I love visual songs. Things that you can see, like little movies,” Picott said. “‘65 Falcon’ is a true story about a car I had that’s no longer around because I rear-ended somebody over in East Nashville. It crushed the radiator in.

“It’s just a little detail song, a little story song. I love visuals that are really sort of distinct like that.”

Check out Rod Picott & the Gun Shy Dogs’ “65 Falcon” on CMT Edge.