The Wagoneer family are surviving the Depression by picking cotton on their family farm in Oklahoma. During a terrible dust storm, Mrs. Wagoneer's rogue brother Red arrives in a convertible. Red is a country-western musician who has just been given the chance of a lifetime, an audition for the Grand Ole Opry. But there are some obstacles to his getting all the way to Nashville: He has no money, is a terrible driver, and has tuberculosis. The family's fourteen-year-old son Whit sees an opportunity of his own and offers to go with Uncle Red as his driver. His mother consents and uncle and nephew hit the road.
Clint Eastwood, Kyle Eastwood, John McIntire, Alexa Kenin, Verna Bloom, Matt Clark, Barry Corbin, Linda Hopkins, Jerry Hardin, Tim Thomerson, Macon McCalman, Joe Regalbuto, Gary Grubbs, Rebecca Clemons, Johnny Gimble, Bette Ford, Jim Boelsen, Tracey Walter, Susan Peretz, John Russell, Charles Cyphers, Marty Robbins, Ray Price, Shelly West, David Frizzell, Porter Wagoner, Hugh Warden, Julie Hoopman, Rozelle Gayle, Robert Barron, Lloyd Nelson, George Orrison, Glenn T Wright, Roy Jenson