Fans are still mourning the death of country music singer and songwriter Ed Bruce. However, fans will remember his work and viewers of The Ranch will find it on the popular Netflix show. The song "Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys" was recorded by Bruce in 1975. However, the voices that fans hear are that of Shooter Jennings and Lukas Nelson.
While Bruce was well known for hits like "You're the Best Break This Old Heart Ever Had" and "Walker's Woods," he was best known for the hit that fans now hear in the opening of The Ranch before each episode. The song is perfect for the series for several reasons, but mainly because it touches on The Ranch's theme perfectly of fathers and sons. While Bruce originally recorded it in the 70s, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings's 1978 cover of the song reached number one on the country music charts. They later earned a Grammy Award in 1979 for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.
However, one of the most special parts about the version of it now, 37 years after Willie and Waylon earned so much recognition for it, the legends sons Jennings and Nelson created their own version that is now the theme song for the Ashton Kutcher led series.
While fans love the show, there's been quite a bit of controversy surrounding one of the former actors. Danny Masterson is currently being accused of sexual assault by multiple women. While it's been an ongoing legal battle, it was recently announced that the court has ruled that the accusers must use Scientology church judges in the case moving forward. This is due to a binding agreement that the accusers signed when they were members of the church that states they are obligated to allow the church to resolve "any dispute, claim or controversy" that may come up.
It also states that the dispute is to be resolved by "application to senior ecclesiastical bodies, including, as necessary, final submission of the dispute to the international justice Chief of the Mother Church of the Scientology religion." As a result of the accusations and legal battle, Masterson was removed from the show. While several onlookers agreed with the move, several felt he deserved to keep his role.