September 6

Stories of Notorious Country Music in Tales from the Tour Bus

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We all have been waiting the new creation of Mike Judge, the creator of King of the Hill. His new animated series is going to be a county music based show. Now, with less than a month before the debut, Judge is releasing new details about the show.

Mike Judge is known for his animated shows like King of the Hill and Beavis and Butthead. His new show is called “Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus.” The show will feature true stories of country music legends like Johnny Paycheck, Jerry Lee Lewis, George Jones and Tammy Wynette and more. The stories will be animated and narrated by bandmates or others who were there to witness them.

The show’s first episode will be featuring Johnny Paycheck, who was known not only for his hit “Take This Job and Shove It,” but for his rowdy, outlaw ways. Paycheck famously shot a man in a bar in Ohio once. The insult? An offer of a meal of venison and turtle soup.

The second episode is about Jerry Lee Lewis. Known to friends and fans alike as “the Killer”, Lewis in his heyday was a raucous piano player and ne’er-do-well whose wild ways got him into trouble more often than not. Lewis even once set a piano on fire to upstage Chuck Berry.

The third and fourth episodes tells the dramatic stories of George Jones and Tammy Wynette’s troubled marriage. They both came from nothing and raised themselves up to become country music superstars. Jones was a jealous lover and an angry drunk, however, and he drank often. Wynette was known for her devotion to Jones, though, and had a hit with her song “Stand By Your Man.” Their marriage ended five years after it began, but the music they made together remains, and it’s possibly the best part about the union.

Word first got out about the show in January, and Mike Judge fans have been waiting since then with bated breath. The first show is due to air on Sept. 22.

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