7 episodes

Hosts Ashley Spurgeon and Michael Eades explore the misunderstood career of Chris Gaines, the Garth Brooks pop alter-ego.

Chris Gaines: The Podcast We Own This Town

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    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Hosts Ashley Spurgeon and Michael Eades explore the misunderstood career of Chris Gaines, the Garth Brooks pop alter-ego.

    Make the Choice to Live the Dream

    Make the Choice to Live the Dream

    Ashley and Michael summarize the Gaines affair and leave a trail of ideas for Garth to pursue in the future.

    • 43 min
    Notes on Camp: Finding Success in Passionate Failure

    Notes on Camp: Finding Success in Passionate Failure

    Having discussed the facts of the matter in great detail, Ashley and Michael approach Gaines from a more academic headspace.

    • 46 min
    The Critical Assertions of Chris Gaines

    The Critical Assertions of Chris Gaines

    Examining the press reception of a smoldering rock and roll character that put together an album of R&B songs that was then pitched to Adult Contemporary radio. Not great.

    • 44 min
    The World Meets Chris Gaines

    The World Meets Chris Gaines

    From Jan 1999 to the Chris Gaines album release, we pull together all the disparate threads to weave the full story of Gaines birth into the world.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Behind the Life of Chris Gaines

    Behind the Life of Chris Gaines

    Who was Christian Gene Gaines? We review the known facts from birth to 1999; including Crush, Straight Jacket, Fornucopia, Apostle, Triangle and Greatest Hits.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Cultural Zeitgeist is Breathing Down Our Necks

    The Cultural Zeitgeist is Breathing Down Our Necks

    Welcome to Chris Gaines: The Podcast. Join us as we investigate country superstar Garth Brooks mysterious fictional persona, Chris Gaines.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

KatrinatheKat ,

Chris Gaines Remembered

I loved the Chris Gaines character and his music. I still play the CD and CD single that I bought back in the day. I would play it for hours on end. Too bad it didn’t work out. For me and my other family and friends of color, this was our introduction to Garth. I truly respect him for taking on the project.

Ariesgirl82 ,

Perfect Podcast!

I wanted to research and petition to bring back Chris Gaines too! Loooove that y’all went to the library and thoroughly researched him. I love the details about his life and songs!

Vdubbznash ,

More than a Memory

I subscribed to this because Ashley Spurgeon’s Nashville recaps we’re so hilarious and more entertaining than the show. I’m one episode in, but I’m optimistic this podcast will also be more entertaining that Chris Gaines himself (selves?)

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