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The raucous adventures of some of country music’s most legendary artists, as told by those who knew them best. Featuring animated interviews with former bandmates, friends and other erstwhile associates, who share uncensored anecdotes about these artists, brought to life with animated reenactments and woven together with live-action archival performance footage and photos.

Season 1

Aired a month ago - Nov 10, 2017

Aired a month ago - Nov 03, 2017

Aired 2 months ago - Oct 27, 2017

Aired 2 months ago - Oct 20, 2017

By all accounts, Billy Joe Shaver should never have made it in country music. A poor Texas kid from a broken family, he lost three fingers in a sawmill accident before ever writing a song. Despite his physical challenge, Shaver landed in Nashville as a singer/songwriter with hard luck songs about real life. A chance meeting with Waylon Jennings in the back of a peanut trailer led to the breakthrough 'Outlaw' album Honky Tonk Heroes, featuring Waylon singing songs written by Billy Joe. A decade later, Shaver made a name for himself after shooting a man at a roadside tavern for allegedly talking to his soon-to-be ex-wife. The gun play led to a celebrity trial and a shocking verdict. And, of course, Billy Joe wrote a song about it. MORE -LESS

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We got no drugs, right?" That's what he's said.
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and Billy Joe always carried this little derringer.
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...which mile marker.
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in the middle of nowhere in Central Texas...
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Henry "Homer" Haynes and Kenneth "Jethro" Burns
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And I'm barefooted, got little old overalls on and no shirt.
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♪ Move over little... ♪
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There's one song called
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Boys Town is in La Zona Roja,
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So, I started throwing my bottles at them, too.
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He said, "It's a dollar." So I handed him a dollar,
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And, boy, it was the best cigarette
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My glove got hung in there, and it didn't have no safety switch,
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Did one of those deals on me.
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He doesn't write any fanciful stuff.
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Kinky Friedman has known the man almost all his life.
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We always say, "May the Lord take a liking to you,"
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she said, "If it's a boy, I'm leaving."
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So he's gonna go to LA. He's trying to hitchhike.
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Singer Bobby Bare met Billy Joe
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♪ Well, the devil made me do it the first time ♪
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Hal was a fighter, and I got in a lot of fights, you know.
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He said, "No, I think you liked the knife."
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see how it affected him.
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but his big break came in a roundabout way from the Grateful Dead.
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...and he had a big roll of toilet paper.
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And later that night, I'm all, "Whoa, man."
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It was the weekend of the Dripping Springs Reunion,
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but he kind of disappeared out into the wilderness for two or three days.
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And I started playing "Willy the Wandering Gypsy and Me,"
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which turned out to be Honky Tonk Heroes.
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♪ Low down leaving sun ♪
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Record company was happy,
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and then he did the same thing with wife number two, Wanda.
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Billy Joe walked in, and I said, uh, "Gee, man,
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And they were pointing to the center of the casino.
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and then on three, wham."
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and she took them things out, mascara ran all down her face.
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It's just one of those places
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But I didn't care. We getting a divorce, you understand?
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So we head for the back door,
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all depict the other man as being armed with a knife.
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and none of that would have happened.
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He said, "What do I do?"
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And I said, "Well, I guess so, you know."
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and this lawyer convinced Billy Joe to turn himself in.
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He ended up with Texas legal legend, Dick DeGuerin.
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at Chinga Chavin's wedding in Las Vegas.
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so had standing room only
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For instance, prosecutor said, "Now, Mr. Shaver,
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"You said, 'Where you want it?'"
Aired 2 months ago - Oct 13, 2017

Collaborating on 33 hit songs and nine studio albums, George Jones and Tammy Wynette projected an image of marital bliss. Backstage, real life was more of a mess, highlighted by actual gunplay, an accusation of poisoning and ingenious disappearing acts in the name of alcohol. The marriage was ultimately sacrificed, but the music survived. Despite George’s split personalities and Tammy’s endless string of men, the two maintained an artistic partnership that stood the test of time and gave them one of their greatest hits, “Golden Rings,” about love and marriage. MORE -LESS

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and I seen two little ladies out in the front yard.
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So I went down there and the cab driver said, "Yeah."
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and said, "George Jones is gone. There's not gonna be a show."
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I said, "Spook, you gotta get our ass out of here.
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just stay in there and eat fried chicken
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Said, "I wanna thank those two little old ladies
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♪ I can stand proud and tall ♪
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She would laugh about it then...
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This was probably during the gypsy shag era.
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The girls would, however, conspire with Tammy to keep Jones off the bottle.
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in a wifebeater, a pair of shorts,
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"Aren't you gonna autograph it?" He was like...
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with the door open and the car running.
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'cause was going to collect that insurance.
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he threw a punch at her and missed.
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Finally, we took the gun away from him,
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and the marriage was over.
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might be hurt by their divorce,
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songwriter and guitar player, Peanutt Montgomery.
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I'd go back in his bedroom and pee on the floor.
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because she was the one that they could depend on,
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What if they want Jones to be here?"
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She was pretty gutsy. She was real gutsy.
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Anyway, when he'd go fishing, it wound up costing him a fortune.
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And so we got the truck and the boat all together,
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until Peanutt found God and decided to get sober.
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which lead to multiple personalities...
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and he decided he wanted to get rid of the duck,
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"Boys, we've got to do something with him."
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and ended up with a broken marriage.
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♪ As he says, "Honey, that's for you ♪
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they managed to keep it together as artists.
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but he can still make me cry, listening to him sing.
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Tammy Wynette had to be in love,
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Burt Reynolds had a horse ranch in Jupiter, Florida,
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Every politician in the world wanted to stand there singing, "Stand By Your Man."
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And she got this huge red dress
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The Secret Service perks up, everybody perks up.
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on my grandparents, on me, on my mom.
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My assumption was always that it had been
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so I didn't go back over there to spend the night anymore,
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And they tested her daughters, who were teenagers at best.
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All sorts of bizarre, unexplained incidents happened in Tammy's life.
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George hit his own rock bottom after losing Tammy,
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so I was at home, and George called the house.
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I pulled up there, and he was sitting there with the window down.
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That's what he said, the very words...
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He let his window up, drove off.
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and convict him, I'll convict him."
Aired 2 months ago - Oct 06, 2017

He was a poor boy from a bootleggers’ town in the Texas backwoods. She was a cotton-picking Mississippi girl dreaming of stardom in Nashville. Together, George Jones and Tammy Wynette became the first power couple in country music. They were perfect in the public eye, but their tumultuous relationship was punctuated by George’s alcohol-fueled escapades and his paranoia over Tammy’s romantic past. She tried to keep the marriage from turning toxic, singing “Stand By Your Man,” her greatest hit, onstage with her husband every night. MORE -LESS

Aired 3 months ago - Sep 29, 2017

One of the pioneers of rock’n’roll, Jerry Lee Lewis also happened to be a country music singer who liked to call himself “The Killer.” He made a name for himself not just as a magnetic piano-playing singer, but also as an impulsive, gun-wielding wild man, who stoked epic rivalries with the likes of Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley. The Killer also notoriously married his 13-year-old second cousin, setting off an epic worldwide scandal. MORE -LESS

Aired 3 months ago - Sep 22, 2017

In addition to selling 40 million records and producing chart-topping hits like “She’s All I Got” and “Take This Job and Shove It,” country music outlaw Johnny Paycheck became notorious for living the part. He was known for his music, grand theft auto, drug binges and stints in jail. At the height of Paycheck’s fame, he shot a man over a turtle soup recipe, which led to a high-profile trial, a prison sentence and one of his greatest hits, “Old Violin.” MORE -LESS