Aubrey Mayhew

If all Aubrey Mayhew did was give Johnny Paycheck to the world, that would be enough for us to talk about him But after doing that, he started Little Darlin’ Records, which famously specialized in a “hard” country sound… for less than 5 years before the label went broke in 1969.

Unless legal action has been taken to have it removed, episode CR008 of Cocaine & Rhinestones has some shocking revelations for you regarding Aubrey Mayhew. If he ever appears in other episodes (which, being an interesting character, he very well may), then you will find those below as well.

Jeannie C. Riley

CR008 Harper Valley PTA, Part 2: Jeannie C. Riley

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Jeannie C. Riley’s debut single sold over a million copies within ten days of being released but she never wanted to record the song. She’s often considered a one-hit wonder. We can easily disprove that.

In the late ’60s, Jeannie C. Riley became country music’s most blatant sex symbol to date but she never wanted to wear those clothes. Small town girl with big dreams goes to the city and lets it break her in order to make her. Total cliche, right?


Except Jeannie’s choice to bury the story in lie after lie turns it into a mystery tale of obscured identity, infidelity and blackmail. In this episode, some truth sees the light of day, maybe for the first time ever.

Recommended for fans of Johnny Paycheck, Johnny Russell, The Wilburn Brothers, Tom T. Hall, Little Darlin’ Records and mystery novels.

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