Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw’s most remarkable achievement in country music was marrying Faith Hill in 1996.

Just kidding.

His father (famous baseball player, Tug McGraw) passed Tim’s demo to a friend at Curb records in 1990. Tim’s sound was straight country at the time and nobody gave a shit about it. The second time around, with “arena country” production elements borrowed from Garth Brooks, Tim made the best-selling album in country music for the year 1994. Since then, less than ten of his singles have failed to go Top 10 Country. Way to go, Tim.

The controversy caused by his first hit, “Indian Outlaw,” may be the only reference to Tim on this show for a while but he does prove relevant to other stories you’ll find those below.

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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