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Cocaine & Rhinestones: The History of Country Music

Cocaine & Rhinestones: The History of Country Music

Author: Tyler Mahan Coe

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Want to hear a story? Country music is full of them, always with a killer soundtrack, sometimes a soundtrack made by a killer - like Spade Cooley, the only convicted murderer to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Or there’s the time Loretta Lynn released a song about birth control in the 1970s and everyone pretty much lost their minds. You’ve heard those? You sure? Millions of people think they know all about Merle Haggard’s 1969 song, “Okie from Muskogee,” but they’ve had it wrong the whole time. You’ll find those stories and others right here, obsessively researched, written and narrated by Tyler Mahan Coe, a lifelong veteran of country music and its mythology. Country music fans already know this is their new obsession but read the reviews and you’ll see how fast it’s catching on with listeners new to the genre. No other podcast is telling these stories, not like this. Start at the beginning. Press play. [If you aren't sure about the first episode, try Wynonna or the Kershaws. After that, though, you will want to return to the first episode and go from there. The show is constructed in seasons and episodes are presented in a careful order. You’ll find text transcripts of every episode at Support the podcast for as little as $2 a month at]
15 Episodes
Comments (34)

Enda Dempsey

Bring on Season 2... One of the best podcasts out there

Oct 4th

Clarissa Marie Darling

Definitely one of my favorite podcasts. Brings a new understanding to country music and makes me appreciate it a lot more. I am also learning of (old) new music along the way!

Oct 3rd

dafro dafro

thank you

Oct 1st

Ari Vazquez

Thanks I can tell u love country music. Very informative and entertaining. keep it up

Sep 19th

Dabao Yu


Sep 11th

Lynn Davidson

Awesome podcast. I'm a huge fan of you'd dad DAC. You should write a book about the history of country music.

Aug 31st

Michael Brines

what an amazing episode!! Thank you...

Aug 26th

Leonard Cameron

My new favorite podcast! It's very good history of great country days.

Aug 2nd

Thomas Korgaard

really loved it !

Jul 19th

Keith Harden

I totally love this podcast, Tyler! Can't wait for more shows. Keep up the good work!

Jul 17th

Victor Euzébio

for me this was the first and best episode I heard so far

Jun 29th

Gregory Parlmer Jr.

Such a great podcast, listening through for a second time.

Jun 20th

Samuel Biehl

My friends and I are really loving your series.

Jun 4th

Sara Nichols

is there another season of this podcast coming?

May 31st

Luke Baylie

thanks for making me go listen to that. Haven't heard that song since I was a kid,completely forgot about it. wow

May 15th

Lou Wilkinson


May 5th

Luke Wood

absolutely love this! really well done, this guy is a very engaging storyteller. never been into podcasts but this one has blown me away!

May 4th

Brandy Trivett

Absolutely love this podcast.

May 1st

Incredibly detailed!

Apr 25th

Pamela Hosford

I love this podcast...So many cool backstories and the narrator is enjoyable to listen to.

Apr 23rd
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