Inside Fame

CMT - Country Music Television Premiered Jun 01, 2001 In Season


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Episode Guide

    • Hank Williams Jr.
      Hank Williams Jr.
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      The story of Hank Junior's life and how he became so great from when Hank Senior died to when he had half his head tour off to when he returned to music.
    • Rodney Crowell
      Rodney Crowell
      Season 0 - Episode 40
    • Sara Evans
      Sara Evans
      Season 0 - Episode 41
      Sara Evans discusses how she transformed from the cute little girl who arrived in Nashville to the superstar diva she is today. Other topics discussed in the article include her near death experience, her biggest album failure and her relationship and weight battles. Country music singers interviewed in the biographical episode include LeAnn Rimes, Jo Dee Messina and several family members.moreless
    • Steve Earle
      Steve Earle
      Season 0 - Episode 42
      Steve Earle discusses the many ups and downs he has endured during his lifetime. Beginning with leaving home at the age of 14, and moving to Nashville when he was 19. He talks frankly about how drugs and bad role models helped his career, but nearly destroyed him personally. Earle also discusses his personal mission to abolish the death penalty.moreless
    • Tammy Wynette
      Tammy Wynette
      Season 0 - Episode 43
      The painful and troubled life of country music superstar Tammy Wynette is examined in this biographical episode. Topics discussed include Wynette's addiction to pain killers, her five failed marriages, her serious health issues that required over 30 surgeries, the kidnapping that nearly destroyed her, and her untimely death. Insight to the singer's personal and professional career is offered through interviews with her children, two of her former husbands, Dolly Parton, Lorrie Morgan and Shania Twain.moreless
    • Ricky Skaggs
      Ricky Skaggs
      Season 0 - Episode 39
      Ricky Skaggs talks about his country music career, which began when he was a child and was able to sing along with the Stanley Brothers and Bill Monroe. He goes on to discuss his highly successful career, and the importance of God in his life and the life of his family.moreless
    • Reba McEntire
      Reba McEntire
      Season 0 - Episode 38
      Reba McEntire from the show Inside Fame on the CMT network profiles the multi-talented redhead, who has managed to succeed in song, her own TV show, and on the Broadway stage. McEntire discusses her Oklahoma childhood, her many successes and the sorrows including her divorce and the tragic 1991 air crash that killed her manager and band.moreless
    • Randy Travis
      Randy Travis
      Season 0 - Episode 37
      Randy Travis opens up about his troubled life and equally troubled career. Issues discussed in the biographical episode include Travis' struggles with drugs and alcohol, his many arrests, and his love life. He also puts to rest rumors reported by tabloid magazines, and tells how he honestly felt when his record label dropped him after ten years of success.moreless
    • Loretta Lynn
      Loretta Lynn
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      Loretta Lynn's life story from childhood through county music stardom.
    • Lorrie Morgan
      Lorrie Morgan
      Season 0 - Episode 34
      Lorrie Morgan talks about her musical career and her personal life. Topics featured in the episode include her marriage to Keith Whitley, her relationship with fellow country singer Sammy Kershaw, her slow rise to super stardom, and the deaths of her husband and her father, George Morgan, an Opry legend.
    • Marty Stuart
      Marty Stuart
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      A profile of country music singer Marty Stuart.
    • Merle Haggard
      Merle Haggard
      Season 0 - Episode 36
      Merle Haggard discusses his wild, humble upbringing, and his outlaw behavior that caused his parents a great deal of stress and heartache. Topics discussed in the interview include Haggard's jail time, his many marriages, his love for his parents and how his image and career have evolved through the years.
    • Tanya Tucker
      Tanya Tucker
      Season 0 - Episode 44
      Country music singer Tanya Tucker discusses how fame and wealth at a very young age nearly destroyed her. Tucker's career spanned three decades, and she talks about the demons she has battled during that time including substance abuse, alcohol dependence and bad relationships. Celebrities interviewed in the episode include Merle Haggard, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Travis Tritt.moreless
    • Terri Clark
      Terri Clark
      Season 0 - Episode 45
      Terri Clark opens up about her childhood, and how her parents divorce influenced many events in her life. Other topics discussed in the interview include Clark's own divorce, her move to Nashville from Canada, and her DUI arrest. Country music singers interviewed for the episode include Jo Dee Messina, Ricky Skaggs and Vince Gill.moreless
    • LeAnn Rimes
      LeAnn Rimes
      Season 0 - Episode 51
      LeAnn Rimes discusses what it was like to grow up in the public spotlight. She candidly discusses how family tension and the media influenced her life, how she was able to release a greatest hits album when she was only 21 years old, and how being compared to country music legend Patsy Cline made her feel.moreless
    • Tim McGraw
      Tim McGraw
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      Tim McGraw's music career is featured in this episode of Inside Fame.
    • The Dukes Of Hazzard
      The Dukes Of Hazzard
      Season 4 - Episode 20
      A close-knit family fights for justice against a corrupt political system in the Deep South. Sounds a little heavy doesn't it? But throw in two hunks, a hottie and the most amazing stunt car this side of the Batmobile and you've got a formula for one of television's most enduring and endearing shows of all time.

      The Dukes of Hazzard was not only a hit, it was a phenomenon and we examine its impact while celebrating its series premiere on CMT with CMT Inside Fame: The Dukes of Hazzard. The "Dukes" story is told through interviews with stars John Schneider, Tom Wopat, Catherine Bach and James Best along with guest stars, crew members, fans and critics who offer their opinions on the show's remarkable success. It's a fond and funny look back on this beloved evergreen program.

      However, it's also a look ahead, not only to the show's return to television but to the big screen as well. Slated for a July 2005 release, The Dukes of Hazzard Movie will feature Seann William Scott and Johnny Knoxville in the roles of Bo and Luke, Jessica Simpson as Daisy, Willie Nelson as Uncle Jessie and Burt Reynolds as the bumbling Boss Hogg. They'll all be there along with Sheriff Roscoe, Cooter, Enos and Flash as The General Lee rides again on CMT Inside Fame: The Dukes of Hazzard.moreless
    • Charley Pride
      Charley Pride
      Season 1 - Episode 50
      During the turbulent civil rights era, Charley Pride overcame issues of poverty and race to become country music's first and only black superstar. Born a Mississippi sharecropper's son, he dreamed of becoming a major league baseball player to escape the cotton fields but only made it as far as the Negro American League. When he turned to music in the mid-1960s, Pride launched a recording career that would span 40 years with sales of more than 70 million albums. On RCA Records, he is second only to Elvis Presley. On his way to 29 No. 1 hits with songs like "Is Anybody Goin' to San Antone" and "Kiss an Angel Good Morning," Pride dealt with racism, survived a mid-air collision and fought his own battle with manic depression.moreless
    • Clint Black
      Clint Black
      Season 3 - Episode 37
      Clint Black seemed to come out of nowhere with the release of his 1989 album Killin' Time. For a while, he was at the top of the legendary Class of 89 that included Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt and Mary Chapin Carpenter. But his overnight success was anything but a sure thing, and his superstar status has endured more than a few bumps. Here, Black speaks about how he made it to Nashville through a series of fortuitous circumstances and how his career was nearly derailed by an extended legal battle, negative rumors and a two-year bout with exhaustion. He also openly discusses his fall from grace with his longtime record label, RCA, and his high-profile marriage to actress Lisa Hartman Black.moreless
    • Brad Paisley
      Brad Paisley
      Season 0 - Episode 50
      In this episode, Brad Paisley discusses his 1999 country music debut, his 2001 induction to the Grand Ole Opry and his musical inspirations including Chet Atkins, Merle Travis and Les Paul. Other topics discussed in the interview include Paisley's marriage to Kimberly Williams, his relationship with George Jones and the various awards he has garnered over the years.moreless
    • February 7, 2004
      February 7, 2004
      Season 0 - Episode 2
    • Trace Adkins
      Trace Adkins
      Season 0 - Episode 46
      Trace Adkins discusses the many ups and downs of his personal and professional life both before and during his successful country music career. Situations that Adkins speaks about include his young days working in dangerous Texas oilfields, and the near fatal injury he received at the hands of his ex-wife.
    • Travis Tritt
      Travis Tritt
      Season 0 - Episode 47
      The biography of country music singer Travis Tritt. The biography begins with Tritt's childhood including information about his parents who did not support his aspiring musical career. In 1982, Tritt quit his job and spent all his money on a demo tape. Finally, in 1989, his hard work payed off, and he landed a long term contract with Warner Bros, which erupted in a decade long career of number one hits.moreless
    • Waylon Jennings
      Waylon Jennings
      Season 0 - Episode 48
      Waylon Jennings from the show Inside Fame on the CMT network reviews the life and work of the country music legend. This episode covers Jennings from his start as a prot?âg?â to Buddy Holly, his 1970s hits "I'm a Ramblin' Man" and "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way?" to his 2001 induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.moreless
    • Willie Nelson
      Willie Nelson
      Season 0 - Episode 49
      Willie Nelson opens up about his inspirations, his personal problems and his long musical career. Topics discussed in the episode include Nelson's long-term IRS problems, the ways Nelson is trying to help small town family farmers, his personal opinion about marijuana use in the United States, and the many collaborations he has participated in over the years.moreless
    • Kris Kristofferson
      Kris Kristofferson
      Season 0 - Episode 32
      Kris Kristofferson discusses his life story including his days as a Rhodes Scholar and an Army pilot, and how he became an outlaw country music star. Topics discussed in the episode include Kristofferson's collaborations with other artists, his reckless younger days, and the method he uses to write his songs.
    • Kenny Rogers
      Kenny Rogers
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      The life and time of Kenny Rogers.
    • John Mellencamp
      John Mellencamp
      Season 0 - Episode 30
      John Mellencamp from the show Inside Fame on the CMT network profiles the prolific singer/songwriter who has topped the charts for 20 years with hits like "Jack & Diane" and "Hurts So Good." Mellencamp reflects on his long career, the challenges of growing up dyslexic, and the difficulties inside the music industry.moreless
    • Shania Twain
      Shania Twain
      Season 0 - Episode 13
      The story of this successful woman from Canada.
    • Sheryl Crow
      Sheryl Crow
      Season 0 - Episode 14
      Sheryl Crow from the show Inside Fame on the CMT network profiles the popular singer/songwriter. Born into a musical family, Crow began her career as a music teacher and session artist. After years on the road as a backup singer, she finally had her breakthrough with her album "Tuesday Night Music Club."moreless
    • Johnny Cash
      Johnny Cash
      Season 0 - Episode 15
      Johnny Cash explains why he thinks his unique style of country music helped propel him to stardom. Topics discussed in the article include his failed first marriage, his successsful second marriage and his unusual life experiences. Celebrities interviews featured in the episode include Wynonna, George Jones, Sheryl Crow, and Charlie Daniels.moreless
    • Alabama
      Season 0 - Episode 17
      Four members of the band Alabama sit down to tell their personal and professional stories. Topics discussed in the episode include how each band member thinks the band accomplished such a successful career, which includes over 40 No. 1 chart hits, and what the band members are doing in their personal and professional careers now.moreless
    • Montgomery Gentry
      Montgomery Gentry
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      The story of Montgomery Gentry.
    • Dixie Chicks
      Dixie Chicks
      Season 0 - Episode 11
      The story of three women who became one of the most succesful female groups in recent memory.
    • Toby Keith
      Toby Keith
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      The story of Toby Keith.
    • Garth Brooks
      Garth Brooks
      Season 0 - Episode 6
      The story of the third greatest selling artist ever.
    • Brooks and Dunn
      Brooks and Dunn
      Season 0 - Episode 7
      The story of how Brooks and Dunn became the most successful duo in country history.
    • Wynonna Judd
      Wynonna Judd
      Season 2 - Episode 24
      The story of Wynonna Judd.
    • Alabama/The Alabama Band
      Alabama/The Alabama Band
      Season 0 - Episode 9
      The story of the people who started real group music.
    • Billy Ray Cyrus
      Billy Ray Cyrus
      Season 0 - Episode 16
      Billy Ray Cyrus from the show Inside Fame on the CMT network profiles the "Achy Breaky Heart" singer. Although his first album exploded on the charts, Cyrus soon endured mockery for his good looks, hairstyle, and potential status as a one hit wonder. He eventually found a second career as an actor on "Doc," and alongside his daughter Miley on "Hannah Montana."moreless
    • Breaking Through: Keith Urban, Gary Allan & Andy Griggs
      This episode features the biographies of three country music singers, Keith Urban, Gary Allan and Andy Griggs. Each of these artists had successful music careers before coming to the United States, but were unsure if they could make it once they arrived. Each artist explains how they became successful artists in the United States.moreless
    • Glen Campbell
      Glen Campbell
      Season 0 - Episode 26
      Glen Campbell opens up about his humble beginnings and how he became a country music superstar with a five decade career. Topics discussed in the interview include tabloid rumors, his failed marriages and his substance abuse. He then goes on to explain how he regained control of his life and his career.moreless
    • Hank Williams
      Hank Williams
      Season 0 - Episode 27
      Friends and family of Hank Williams open up about the singer's life challenges and successful career. Topics discussed in the biographical episode include Williams' birth defect, alcoholism, illegitimate children and untimely death. Friends and family members featured in the episode include Hank Williams Jr., Jett Williams, Charlie Daniels, Willie Nelson, and Jimmy Dickens.moreless
    • Jo Dee Messina
      Jo Dee Messina
      Season 0 - Episode 28
      Jo Dee Messina from the show Inside Fame on the CMT network profiles the feisty redhead of country music. Messina discusses her difficult childhood, which included her parents' divorce and a scarring accident. Her determination eventually led to her CMA Horizon Award for best new artist and eight number 1 hits.moreless
    • John Denver
      John Denver
      Season 0 - Episode 29
      John Denver from the show Inside Fame on the CMT network reviews the life of one of the most influential singer-songwriters of the 1970s. From his hits "Take Me Home, Country Roads" and "Sunshine on My Shoulders" to his tragic death in an airplane crash, this episode captures the spirit of an American original.moreless
    • George Jones
      George Jones
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      Country music legend George Jones is profiled.
    • Faith Hill
      Faith Hill
      Season 0 - Episode 24
      The sweetheart of country music, Faith Hill, sits down to discuss all aspects of her life including her career, motherhood, and what its like to be married to the popular country singer Tim McGraw. Hill candidly discusses how she handles criticism, three young daughters and the demands of a hers and her husband's very busy careers.moreless
    • Dwight Yoakam
      Dwight Yoakam
      Season 0 - Episode 23
      Dwight Yoakam from the CMT channel series Inside Fame profiles the honky-tonk singer and occasional actor. Yoakum shares his unusual show business career and how he only achieved country music success after moving to Los Angeles, as well as his acting work in the Oscar-winning film "Slingblade." This episode also includes interviews with fellow country stars Merle Haggard, Shania Twain and Wynonna.moreless
    • Charlie Daniels
      Charlie Daniels
      Season 0 - Episode 19
      In this candid interview with Charlie Daniels, Daniels explains how the events of September 11, 2001, forever changed his life. He also goes into detail about his respect for his fans all across America and he explains that it is his fan's devotion to his music that keeps him going. Other topics discussed in the interview include how Daniels was influenced by Elvis Presley, and the inspiration for his greatest hit, "The Devil Went Down to Georgia."moreless
    • Chris LeDoux
      Chris LeDoux
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      A profile of country music singer Chris LeDoux.
    • Cledus T. Judd
      Cledus T. Judd
      Season 0 - Episode 21
      Life sotry of arguably the greatest parody writer ever.
    • Deana Carter
      Deana Carter
      Season 0 - Episode 22
      Deanna Carter explains how her career entered a terrible downslide after her 1996 hit, Did I Shave My Legs for This. Topics featured in the biographical episode include the end of her marriage and her troubles with handling success. Celebrities interviewed in the episode include Willie Nelson, Dwight Yoakam and Billy Bob Thornton.moreless
    • Dwight Yoakam's episode
      Dwight Yoakam's episode
      Season 0 - Episode 4
      Dwight Yoakam opens up about his honky-tonk style and his acting career. Topics discussed in the episode include how Yoakam was once thought of as being too country to be successful in Nashville, his time in the cowpunk scene and his personal life. Country music celebrities interviewed in the episode include Shania Twain, Terri Clark and Merle Haggard.moreless