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It's not history, it's the secret history of country music's biggest stars, best songs and most notorious outlaws. Host Adison Haager and Taste of Country's Billy Dukes explore the stories behind country music's biggest mysteries and hottest trends.

Secret History of Country Music Taste of Country

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It's not history, it's the secret history of country music's biggest stars, best songs and most notorious outlaws. Host Adison Haager and Taste of Country's Billy Dukes explore the stories behind country music's biggest mysteries and hottest trends.

    What Ever Happened to Ricky Van Shelton?

    What Ever Happened to Ricky Van Shelton?

    Ricky Van Shelton, where are you? This week, Billy Dukes looks at (1:53) Ricky Van Shelton’s Dear John letter but then stretches back to explore (3:34) who he really was. What’s your favorite Ricky Van Shelton song? A few years after his last hit, fans would learn of his (5:30) infidelity and (6:33) how he literally battled the devil. We’re not kidding.
    Finally, (8:05) where is Ricky Van Shelton today. Then the Q&A with TOC’s Adison Haager. Thanks for following and please leave a rating and review.

    • 22 min
    John Denver Didn't Have To Die — Secret History of a Tragic Plane Crash

    John Denver Didn't Have To Die — Secret History of a Tragic Plane Crash

    John Denver didn't just make 1 mistake that led to his death in 1997. He made two or three that compounded quickly. Each one was so simple, yet so stubborn.

    During this episode of Secret History of Country Music, host Billy Dukes (2:35) looks at John Denver's legacy before turning to his death and (3:25) how it was covered at the time. Was alcohol a factor? (6:30) The final investigation was definitive. Then, (8:35) Adison Haager joins for a deeper Q&A.

    • 20 min
    Is Chris Stapleton Country Music Hall of Fame Worthy Already?

    Is Chris Stapleton Country Music Hall of Fame Worthy Already?

    Chris Stapleton’s might have to wait another 12 years to be eligible for the Country Music Hall of Fame. Or he might be eligible in 2023. Billy Dukes (2:10) explores how influential Stapleton was for 12 years before anyone knew his name. (3:12) If an artist needed a change or something big, they called on him and they called often.

    Then, Adison Haager joins to (6:30) help explain Stapleton’s magic, (11:00) turning point and (12:46) the complex case of his future Hall of Fame candidacy.
    Also discussed in this episode: Thomas Rhett, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Scotty McCreery, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Josh Turner, Darryl Worley, Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift and more.
    This podcast is also available on YouTube https://youtu.be/1ZlTru_Qk3g

    • 19 min
    George Jones' Final Concert + the Letter He Left Behind

    George Jones' Final Concert + the Letter He Left Behind

    The secret history of George Jones' final concert and the days that followed.

    • 24 min
    Season 2: Secret History of Country Music

    Season 2: Secret History of Country Music

    Introducing the Secret History of Country Music Podcast. Adison Haager and Billy Dukes discuss the stories behind country music's most interesting people, memorable songs and unforgettable moments.

    • 4 min
    Bonus: Introducing Taste of Country Nights, On Demand

    Bonus: Introducing Taste of Country Nights, On Demand

    It's the country music interview podcast that cares about the music first. Host Evan Paul talks to Reba McEntire, Keith Urban, Lauren Alaina and more. New episodes weekly.

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

someone61540 ,

Ssshhhh

ENOUGH of the music behind the conversations!! It’s annoying and distracting. ENOUGH!!!

jaydynn taylor ,

Amazing

You should do more episodes with reba they are so funny she should have did all of that stuff on the balloon that would have been amazing!! Maybe next time reba

mine1354 ,

Awesome

Awesome music🙂

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