episode 4

Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus

S1 E4 George Jones and Tammy Wynette (Part Two)

George Jones and Tammy Wynette (Part Two)

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

Collaborating on 33 hit songs and nine studio albums, George Jones and Tammy Wynette projected an image of marital bliss. Backstage, real life was more of a mess, highlighted by actual gunplay, an accusation of poisoning and ingenious disappearing acts in the name of alcohol. The marriage was ultimately sacrificed, but the music survived. Despite George's split personalities and Tammy's endless string of men, the two maintained an artistic partnership that stood the test of time and gave them one of their greatest hits, "Golden Rings," about love and marriage.