George Strait’s Pure Country Inspires New Broadway Musical

George Strait’s 1992 movie, Pure Country, has inspired a Broadway musical expected to debut in the 2008-2009 season. Previews will take place in early 2009 with exact dates and a theater to be announced. The music will be composed by Steve Dorff (who co-wrote “I Cross My Heart” and “Heartland” from the original film). Lyrics will be written by John Bettis (also a co-writer of “Heartland”). Peter Masterson (The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas) will direct and co-author the book. Producers are Randall L. Wreghitt, Chris Presley and Ellen Rusconi.