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Country History X

Country History X

By Kyle Coroneos
Divorce, Drugs, Death.
Perseverance, Inspiration, Redemption.
Country History X is the history of country music, one story at a time.
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#12 - Did Vern Gosdin Really Try to Murder His Producer?
There is only one artist in this history of country music whose singing is so revered, he's referred to simply as "The Voice." But the career of Vern Gosdin also may contain one of the most sinister secrets in the history of country music. Did Vern Gosdin really contract two men to murder his producer Gary S. Paxton? 
September 26, 2021
#11 - The Lost Bloodline of Hank Williams & The Search For Hank IV
Could it be that the most important and influential bloodline in country music actually has a lost branch? Meanwhile, a 4th generation of performers has emerged to keep the bloodline going. 
September 12, 2021
#10 - Marty Robbins Saves the Life of NASCAR's Richard Childress
A story of courage and character, and how a split second decision by country legend Marty Robbins on the racetrack forever changed the destiny of numerous people who would go on to help shape American culture.
August 18, 2021
#9 - Country Music's Most Important (& Valuable) Artifact
Arguably the most important artifact in country music---and most certainly the most valuable one---is not an instrument as one might assume. Instead it is a work of art, and one that holds special importance, has an incredible story, and was never officially finished.
June 30, 2021
#8 - Randy Travis Versus Lib Hatcher
For his Hall of Fame career, Randy Travis's ace-in-the-hole behind-the-scenes was his manager, his biggest believer, his staunchest champion, his eventual wife, and eventually, his biggest and most catastrophic adversary, Elizabeth "Lib" Hatcher. This is their story.
June 20, 2021
#7 - Johnny Cash, Joseph Stalin, & the Great Morse Code Crack
How none other than Johnny Cash was the first person to intercept the World-changing news of Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin's death, and communicated it to the Free World while stationed in Germany as a Morse code interceptor for the Air Force.
May 18, 2021
#6 - Waylon Jennings and the Cocaine Bear
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
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 2, 2021
#4 - The Mafia, and the Toby Keith & Rascal Flatts Restaurants
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.
April 25, 2021
#3 - Charlie Rich BURNS John Denver
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?
April 22, 2021
#2 - John Prine, and the Perfect Country and Western Song
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. 
April 18, 2021
#1 - The George Jones Drug Tapes
The story of how two international drug smugglers obtained a box of unheard George Jones recordings, and used them as bail collateral.
April 17, 2021
Country History X Podcast - Introduction
An introduction to the Country History X podcast. 
April 16, 2021