Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks has sold 12 million more units than Elvis Presley. The Beatles are the only musical act in history to outsell Garth Brooks. To call him a “crossover” success would obviously be an understatement. The man is a living legend.

I don’t know how much I’ll be able to discuss Garth’s music without fear of him trying to sue me (his music is absent from iTunes, available in digital format exclusively from Amazon) but if I do mention him then you’ll find it in the episodes below.

(By the way, I’m just kidding. Pretty certain I would win a Fair Use case against Garth or any other artist with this podcast. But, also, let’s wait a few seasons to find out if it’s worth it.)

Loretta Lynn

CR002 The Pill: Why Was Loretta Lynn Banned?

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Maybe you already know Loretta Lynn’s 1975 song about birth control, “The Pill,” was banned from radio upon release.

But do you know why?

The real answer is not what many would assume. 

Recommended if you like: Kitty Wells, Webb Pierce, Jimmie Rodgers, Dixie Chicks, Conway Twitty, KT Oslin, Garth Brooks, Sunday Sharpe, Lorene Mann, Jeannie C. Riley, Hank Thompson and feminism.

Also recommended if you don’t like: Barbra Streisand.

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