Country History X

By Kyle Coroneos

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Divorce, Drugs, Death. Perseverance, Inspiration, Redemption. Country History X is the history of country music, one story at a time.

Episode Date
#6 - Waylon Jennings and the Cocaine Bear
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The story of Waylon's notorious relationship with cocaine told through the improbable tale of a police officer and lawyer turned drug smuggler from Kentucky, and a cocaine-eating bear. 

May 11, 2021
#5 - The Death of Keith Whitley
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The tragic life and death of Keith Whitley who died at the age of 34 due  to alcohol abuse, and the conspiracy theories that surrounded it, told  through the eyes of his widow Lorrie Morgan.

May 02, 2021
#4 - The Mafia, and the Toby Keith & Rascal Flatts Restaurants
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How a member of the Mafia turned government informant used the United States Witness Protection Program as a shield to allegedly bilk MILLIONS of dollars from hundreds of people and entities through the Toby Keith and Rascal Flatts restaurant franchises.

Apr 25, 2021
#3 - Charlie Rich BURNS John Denver
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Charlie Rich whipping out his lighter, and burning the card announcing  John Denver as the 1975 CMA Entertainer of the Year is considered one of  the great moments of protest in country music history. But was his  intent to protest John Denver's win, or something else?

Apr 22, 2021
#2 - John Prine, and the Perfect Country and Western Song
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Many know the "perfect Country & Western song" is "You Never Even Called Me By My Name" performed by David Allan Coe, and written by Steve Goodman. But what many don't know is that John Prine was a co-writer of the song. This is the story of why his name was left off the iconic song, and how it was written. 

Apr 18, 2021
#1 - The George Jones Drug Tapes
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The story of how two international drug smugglers obtained a box of unheard George Jones recordings, and used them as bail collateral.

Apr 17, 2021
Country History X Podcast - Introduction
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An introduction to the Country History X podcast. 

Apr 16, 2021