Another Lonely Song The Tammy Wynette & George Richey Story

CR030/PH16 – Another Lonely Song: The Tammy Wynette & George Richey Story

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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.

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The Dark Side of Life: George Jones, Phase III

CR029/PH15 – Hell Stays Open All Night Long: George Jones, Phase III

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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.

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George Jones - Divorce and Death Trilogy

CR028/PH14 – Divorce/Death: He Stopped Loving Her Today, The Grand Tour & A Good Year for the Roses

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It’s a known fact that “He Stopped Loving Her Today” is the best and saddest country song of all time. But… is it?

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Billy Sherrill's Nashville Sound FT

CR027/PH13 – Billy Sherrill’s Nashville Sound

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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.

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Tammy Wynette on her tour bus

CR026/PH12 – Loved It Away: Tammy Wynette, On Her Own

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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.

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