Controversy

Episode 4

Would You Lay With Me In A Field Of Stone

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Would You Lay With Me In A Field Of Stone
The mid-1970s was a time of sexual independence and freedom for women -- adult women, that is. Budding country ingénue, Tanya Tucker had already turned heads with the steamy, suggestive hit "Delta Dawn," and her closest advisors fostered a "wild child" image, urging her to release David Allen Coe's composition "Would You Lay With Me in a Field of Stone." News of Tucker's young age of 15 sparked a furor over the lyrics' implication of underage sex and raised questions about the responsibility -- or irresponsibility -- of the adults guiding her career. Not only was the song banned on radio stations, but Tucker was barred from performing it on the rodeo, fair and concert circuits. The tide turned when Tucker became the first country artist ever to grace the cover of Rolling Stone. The song rose to No. 1 on the country chart, and Tucker earned both a Grammy and CMA nomination against such greats as Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Anne Murray, Dottie West and Olivia Newton-John.moreless
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