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Cocaine & Rhinestones: The History of Country Music Tyler Mahan Coe

    • History
    • 4.9 • 7.5K Ratings

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    CR032/PH18 - Glenn

    CR032/PH18 - Glenn

    The end of one story is just the beginning of another.

    • 1 hr 38 min
    CR031/PH17 - Choices: George Jones' Last Run

    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.

    • 2 hr 46 min
    CR030/PH16 - Another Lonely Song: The Tammy Wynette & George Richey Story

    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.

    • 2 hr 22 min
    CR029/PH15 - Hell Stays Open All Night Long: George Jones, Phase III

    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.

    • 1 hr 48 min
    CR028/PH14 - Divorce/Death: He Stopped Loving Her Today, The Grand Tour & A Good Year for the Roses

    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?

    • 2 hr 16 min
    CR027/PH13 - Billy Sherrill's Nashville Sound

    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.

    • 2 hr 49 min

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7.5K Ratings

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