Loretta Lynn

Loretta Lynn has more nicknames than she knows what to do with, which is funny because now you can just call her by her name and everyone knows exactly who you’re talking about.

One of the most famous names in country music is perhaps still so famous because her 1976 autobiography, Coal Miner’s Daughter, was turned into an Academy Award-winning movie in 1980. However, the only reason anyone cared in the first place is because Loretta could sing her ass off, she wrote some of the most powerful songs in country music and her personality is the definition of charisma.

The following episodes feature Loretta or her music. CR 002 uses her song “The Pill” as a jumping off point to explore misogyny in country music.

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BONUS: Cocaine & Rhinestones Season 1 Q&A

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As promised, here is the bonus Q&A Episode for Season 1.

You might think, “How could anyone finish a season of a podcast like Cocaine & Rhinestones and have questions? That guy saturates every episode with details like he’s getting paid by the fact.”

There’s always more to know. Just remember, don’t ask a question if you don’t want the answer. From the FAQs down to the minutiae of, well, whatever anyone wanted to know, it’s all here. Like, how does one even go about making a podcast on such a huge subject as the history of country music? Whose “fault” is pop country, really? Is this Merle Haggard song communist? Is that Merle Haggard song racist? There had to be more men banned from country radio, right? One at a time, people. One at a time…

Who’s ready to learn some stuff? Let’s do it.

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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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