#15 - The Tragic Death of Country Icon Gary Stewart
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by Kyle Coroneos
2M ago
Gary Stewart is one of the most underrated performers, singers, and songwriters in country music history. When his wife and songwriting partner Mary Lou passed away, Gary Stewart couldn't carry on, making for one of the most heartbreaking love stories in country music history ..read more
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#14 - Did Merle Haggard Really Escape From Jail 17 Times?
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by Kyle Coroneos
7M ago
Merle Haggard was one of country music's most famous former convicts, though most of his crimes were petty. The reason he landed in the  notorious San Quentin Prison was due to how many times he escaped from smaller facilities and local jails. But did he really escape 17 times as is claimed ..read more
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#13 - Garth Brooks vs. The Super Bowl
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by Kyle Coroneos
7M ago
In 1993, Garth Brooks and the Super Bowl would clash. It was like King  Kong vs. Godzilla, with these two titans of American culture squaring off for all time. And ultimately, one side had to win ..read more
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#12 - Did Vern Gosdin Really Try to Murder His Producer?
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by Kyle Coroneos
7M ago
There is only one artist in this history of country music whose singing is so revered, he's referred to simply as "The Voice." But the career of Vern Gosdin also may contain one of the most sinister secrets in the history of country music. Did Vern Gosdin really contract two men to murder his producer Gary S. Paxton?  ..read more
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#11 - The Lost Bloodline of Hank Williams & The Search For Hank IV
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by Kyle Coroneos
7M ago
Could it be that the most important and influential bloodline in country music actually has a lost branch? Meanwhile, a 4th generation of performers has emerged to keep the bloodline going.  ..read more
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#10 - Marty Robbins Saves the Life of NASCAR's Richard Childress
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by Kyle Coroneos
7M ago
A story of courage and character, and how a split second decision by country legend Marty Robbins on the racetrack forever changed the destiny of numerous people who would go on to help shape American culture ..read more
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#9 - Country Music's Most Important (& Valuable) Artifact
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by Kyle Coroneos
7M ago
Arguably the most important artifact in country music---and most certainly the most valuable one---is not an instrument as one might assume. Instead it is a work of art, and one that holds special importance, has an incredible story, and was never officially finished ..read more
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#8 - Randy Travis Versus Lib Hatcher
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by Kyle Coroneos
7M ago
For his Hall of Fame career, Randy Travis's ace-in-the-hole behind-the-scenes was his manager, his biggest believer, his staunchest champion, his eventual wife, and eventually, his biggest and most catastrophic adversary, Elizabeth "Lib" Hatcher. This is their story ..read more
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#7 - Johnny Cash, Joseph Stalin, & the Great Morse Code Crack
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by Kyle Coroneos
7M ago
How none other than Johnny Cash was the first person to intercept the World-changing news of Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin's death, and communicated it to the Free World while stationed in Germany as a Morse code interceptor for the Air Force ..read more
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#6 - Waylon Jennings and the Cocaine Bear
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by Kyle Coroneos
7M ago
The story of Waylon's notorious relationship with cocaine told through the improbable tale of a police officer and lawyer turned drug smuggler from Kentucky, and a cocaine-eating bear.  ..read more
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