ANNOUNCEMENT: Book Adaptation of Season 2
Cocaine & Rhinestones: The History of Country Music
by Tyler Mahan Coe
3d ago
Season 2 has been adapted into a book from Simon & Schuster, available now ..read more
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CR032/PH18 - Glenn
Cocaine & Rhinestones: The History of Country Music
by Tyler Mahan Coe
11M ago
The end of one story is just the beginning of another ..read more
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CR031/PH17 - Choices: George Jones' Last Run
Cocaine & Rhinestones: The History of Country Music
by Tyler Mahan Coe
11M ago
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 ..read more
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CR030/PH16 - Another Lonely Song: The Tammy Wynette & George Richey Story
Cocaine & Rhinestones: The History of Country Music
by Tyler Mahan Coe
11M ago
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 ..read more
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CR029/PH15 - Hell Stays Open All Night Long: George Jones, Phase III
Cocaine & Rhinestones: The History of Country Music
by Tyler Mahan Coe
11M ago
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 ..read more
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CR028/PH14 - Divorce/Death: He Stopped Loving Her Today, The Grand Tour & A Good Year for the Roses
Cocaine & Rhinestones: The History of Country Music
by Tyler Mahan Coe
11M ago
It's a known fact that "He Stopped Loving Her Today" is the best and saddest country song of all time. But... is it ..read more
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CR026/PH12 - Loved It Away: Tammy Wynette, On Her Own
Cocaine & Rhinestones: The History of Country Music
by Tyler Mahan Coe
11M ago
Following her breakup with George Jones, many people had many questions for Tammy Wynette. Well, they had questions for George, too, but he was a little harder to get in touch with, trying to drink himself onto a separate plane of reality from his conscious mind and all. So the questions went to Tammy. And she had answers. Then more answers. And more... And more. It's never been easy for ladies in country music. Here's how it became for The First Lady ..read more
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CR025/PH11 - Being Together: The George Jones & Tammy Wynette Story
Cocaine & Rhinestones: The History of Country Music
by Tyler Mahan Coe
11M ago
Though they were married to each other for little more than five years, the legacies of George Jones and Tammy Wynette are forever inseparable. This is partly due to their unprecedented success with creating music "based on the true story" of a romance between two artists, to such a degree that decades later there are still millions of fans who believe George and Tammy never stopped being in love with each other. If it's difficult to say where the line is between art and artist, public and private, fiction and fact, then it's only because there was a coordinated effort from perhaps a dozen peo ..read more
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CR024/PH10 - Stand by Your Man: The Anti-Feminist Manifesto
Cocaine & Rhinestones: The History of Country Music
by Tyler Mahan Coe
11M ago
Tammy Wynette's "Stand by Your Man" is one of the most well-known recordings in the English language. It was also a plastic explosive detonated at a sea change moment in United States politics and culture. Look around. We're still picking up the pieces ..read more
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CR023/PH09 - Loneliness Surrounds: Virginia Wynette Pugh
Cocaine & Rhinestones: The History of Country Music
by Tyler Mahan Coe
11M ago
Country music is full of rags-to-riches stories, like the one about how Virginia Wynette Pugh became Tammy Wynette. In a way, it's true. Even after becoming the most successful woman country singer at that point in history, the life she lived was hard and painful. But if you want to know what actually happened in that life then she's the last person you should ask ..read more
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