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CR032/PH18 - Glenn
The end of one story is just the beginning of another.
CR031/PH17 - Choices: George Jones' Last Run
At least this whole story has a happy ending, right? Of course, whether or not that's true depends a lot on your personal definitions of both "happy ending" and "whole story" but, either way, today we reach the final chapter of George Jones' life. Don't worry, it'll all be over soon.
CR030/PH16 - Another Lonely Song: The Tammy Wynette & George Richey Story
Oh, you thought Jones had a hard time dealing with George Richey? Imagine being married to the guy. Today we say one of the saddest and most infuriating goodbyes we'll ever have to say, the one we say to Tammy Wynette.
CR029/PH15 - Hell Stays Open All Night Long: George Jones, Phase III
Oh, you're back to hear more things that will chill you to the bone? Then we can talk about what George Jones' life was like in the period leading up to and through the biggest hit of his career. If you've ever wondered what it's like to be afraid of a demonic duck or try murdering your best friend to test the existence of God, well, these are questions only George Jones can answer but just asking them makes for one jaw-dropping and heartbreaking story.
CR028/PH14 - Divorce/Death: He Stopped Loving Her Today, The Grand Tour & A Good Year for the Roses
It's a known fact that "He Stopped Loving Her Today" is the best and saddest country song of all time. But... is it?
CR027/PH13 - Billy Sherrill's Nashville Sound
What if the first serious opinions that millions of rock music fans formed about country music were based on a few massive errors which then got passed down to future generations? How long do you think it would take for society to build a fundamentally flawed history of an entire genre on top of such a foundation? Fifty years? Well, that's exactly what happened.
Billy Sherrill's name means nothing to many country music fans. Some recognize it from the album credits of a few of their favorite country artists. Others manage to cast him as an enemy of the genre. But anyone who hears the name Billy Sherrill and thinks anything less than "he's one of the most important producers in the history of Nashville, who made some of the greatest and most influential records of all time in any genre" has not been given enough information about the man or the music. That changes today.
One episode in and I love it
Only wish I had found it sooner. I love the deep story, and I’m excited to see how the host settles into the narration, because I really like the after comments. I thought I knew a lot about the history of county music and these stories are so deep. I can’t wait to hear more.
We’ve only listened to a few, but love this show! Wish we discovered it sooner!
Much more than music
This podcast is a superb look not just at the music and the artists but at the social history of the times in which the music was made. That might sound like it could be dry but Tyler Coe makes it all come alive with his commentary. Highly recommended. He combines deep knowledge of the music with the context to make each episode a riveting story. Even if you don’t know who any of these musicians are, you’ll find you love the stories (and then are probably motivated to listen to more of the music).