Mike Judge’s “Tales From The Tour Bus” Showcases Country Music’s Hell Raisers
If music has taught America anything, it’s that going on tour can be a heck of a lot of fun. Just ask TV comedy writer and producer Mike Judge. The talent behind Silicon Valley, King Of The Hill and Beavis And Butt-head has created Tale From The Tour Bus, an animated country-music docuseries showcasing the most hilarious stories about Waylon Jennings, Tammy Wynette, George Jones, Jerry Lee Lewis and others.
It’s not exactly vanilla, Judge says. “We’re trying to make it less like a history lesson and trying to find the crazy, funny stories that haven’t always been out there,” Judge tells Rolling Stone. “A lot of country-music documentary stuff that’s been on TNN and CMT has been very polite. But a lot of the stories I’ve heard are more gnarly than Mötley Crüe stories.”
Tales From The Tour Bus (Trailer)
Take the time Jerry Lee Lewis crashed his car through the gates of Graceland to see Elvis, or when George Jones drove his lawnmower to the liquor store after his wife hid the keys to his cars. “There’s nothing worse than a hillbilly with a hit record,” the trailer says.
The series is airing now on Cinemax. Read more here.
Teddy McDonald is a fun-lovin’ country music fan man living in Nashville, Tennessee.