Lorene Mann

Never breaking higher than Top 40 Country as a performer, Lorene Mann’s legacy in country is as a songwriter. She wrote Rex Allen’s (bizarre) “Don’t Go Near the Indians,” as well as “Left to Right” for Kitty Wells and “My Wife’s House” for Jerry Wallace – all Top 10 hits.

The episodes below feature Lorene and/or her music.

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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