episode 3

Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus

S1 E3 George Jones and Tammy Wynette (Part One)

George Jones and Tammy Wynette (Part One)

Written by: Mike Judge, Mark Monroe, Jeff Feuerzeig, Julien Nitzberg

Directed by: Mike Judge

He was a poor boy from a bootleggers' town in the Texas backwoods. She was a cotton-picking Mississippi girl dreaming of stardom in Nashville. Together, George Jones and Tammy Wynette became the first power couple in country music. They were perfect in the public eye, but their tumultuous relationship was punctuated by George's alcohol-fueled escapades and his paranoia over Tammy's romantic past. She tried to keep the marriage from turning toxic, singing "Stand By Your Man," her greatest hit, onstage with her husband every night.