"The documentary looks
awesome. I never thought I'd live to see the day anyone would do [this to] recognize
our careers, and we're so lucky to have someone of your creativity and sensitivity do it. I'm very proud of the work you've done.
- Jim Glaser
"Great job ... My husband and I sat down just to take a peek--it was late at night--and couldn't help but watch the entire video, which is ALWAYS a good sign."
- Marshall Chapman
"You did an excellent job in revealing/telling the brothers' story. Hopefully, now with Jack Clement and Bobby Bare inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, it is only a short time before the brothers are there as well."
- Louis Glaser
"Tompall, Chuck and Jim are my uncles. We watched the DVD you sent to my mother. It is AWESOME!!! Thank you for doing this. It was a lot of work for you and we appreciate it so much."
- Laurie McKenzie
"It's excellently produced and constructed, providing great insight into this unique trio's career."
"It's exellent and I shall be saying so in ... the United Kingdom's top-selling country journal."
Country Music People
"I wanted to tell everyone that my husband and I watched the CD "From Nebraska Ranchers to Nashville Rebels" last night. We think that this is one of the best documentaries that we have seen. We have a new understanding of what the "Outlaw Movement" really was. We liked the way friends, relatives and co-workers of the brothers gave their own very interesting and excellent insights of the three as separate individuals as well as the trio."
Greeley, Neb. native
From Nebraska Ranchers to Nashville Rebels
The Story of Tompall & the Glaser Brothers
The Glaser Brothers are widely recognized for their fine vocals and soaring harmonies. But they were much more than talented singers. They were savvy businessmen and innovative pioneers in the music industry.
The youngest of six children born to Louis and Alice Marie Glaser, the three brothers learned the value of hard work and self-reliance growing up on the family's 1,200-acre spread near Spalding, Nebraska.
From Nebraska Ranchers to Nashville Rebels follows Tompall, Chuck and Jim from their earliest days on the prairie to the pinnacle of Nashville's recording industry.
Never satisfied with the status quo, the Glasers challenged what they believed to be unfair business practices that kept recording artists and songwriters subservient to corporate record labels.
In response, they formed their own production and publishing companies, offered talent management and booking services and built their own recording studio. Along the way, they helped many singers and songwriters retain control of their own music.
While not containing much original Glaser music (due to costly licensing agreements) this oral history tells a compelling story. It includes discussions about each of the brothers, as well as a look at the so-called "outlaw" years that spawned the careers of Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Billy Joe Shaver and others.
Included are comments by Glaser family members, and various musicians, songwriters, music producers and others, such as Cowboy Jack Clement, Kyle Lehning, Ronny Robbins, Gordon Stoker, Marshall Chapman, Kinky Friedman, Gary Puckett, Bobby Bare and more.
To view a short promo for this video, click here.
This video documentary is available for purchase.
Order Now! (Please select the appropriate option for domestic or overseas orders). PLEASE NOTE, HOWEVER, THAT THIS VIDEO IS AVAILABLE IN NTSC FORMAT ONLY, REGARDLESS OF THE REGION.
Also, check out the recently released tribute album "Five Penny Nickel" by The Brothers Glaser, nephews of Tompall, Chuck and Jim Glaser.
And don't forget to visit Jim Glaser's website for information on his new novel, concerts and other activities.
Tompall & the Glaser Brothers during the early years. From left, Jim, Tompall & Chuck.