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Cocaine & Rhinestones Podcast

In each episode of this hit podcast, Nashville-based creator Tyler Mahan Coe takes a deep dive into the sparkle, sweat, and tears of 20th century country music history and lore. Lifelong country fans will appreciate Coe's thorough approach to the subject, while those new to the genre and fans of narrative-style podcasts will enjoy discovering a new facet of American cultural history. A sampling of the topics covered includes Loretta Lynn's banned 1975 song about birth control (Episode CR002), the mysterious disappearance of one-hit-wonder and "Ode to Billie Joe" singer Bobbie Gentry (Episode CR004), the tumultuous personal life of Wynonna Judd (Episode CR012), and a three-part series on the bizarre hit song "Harper Valley PTA" (Episodes CR007-009). Besides the compelling subject matter, the podcast is distinguished by Coe's meticulously documented research. Each episode is accompanied by a blog post where listeners will find a list of Primary Sources, Liner Notes linking to all songs and videos sampled in the episode, and a Commentary and Remaining Sources section with Coe's behind-the-scenes research notes and further reading suggestions. Each blog post also includes a transcript of the episode with relevant visual aids. To find the blog, readers can click "Episodes" at the top of the page, then select a season and episode. In addition, readers can click "Library" for a list of referenced books along with Coe's commentary on each. The podcast streams on most listening platforms.
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Date of Scout Publication
August 6th, 2021
Date Of Record Creation
July 15th, 2021 at 1:01pm
Date Of Record Release
July 22nd, 2021 at 1:58pm
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