Inside Fame - Season 0

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


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Episode Guide

  • LeAnn Rimes
    LeAnn Rimes
    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
  • Brad Paisley
    Brad Paisley
    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
  • Willie Nelson
    Willie Nelson
    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
  • Waylon Jennings
    Waylon Jennings
    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
  • Travis Tritt
    Travis Tritt
    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
  • Trace Adkins
    Trace Adkins
    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.
  • Terri Clark
    Terri Clark
    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
  • Tanya Tucker
    Tanya Tucker
    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
  • Tammy Wynette
    Tammy Wynette
    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
  • Steve Earle
    Steve Earle
    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
  • Sara Evans
    Sara Evans
    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
  • Rodney Crowell
    Rodney Crowell
    Episode 40
  • Ricky Skaggs
    Ricky Skaggs
    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
    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
    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
  • Merle Haggard
    Merle Haggard
    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.
  • Lorrie Morgan
    Lorrie Morgan
    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.
  • Kris Kristofferson
    Kris Kristofferson
    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.
  • John Mellencamp
    John Mellencamp
    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
  • John Denver
    John Denver
    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
  • Jo Dee Messina
    Jo Dee Messina
    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
  • Hank Williams
    Hank Williams
    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
  • Glen Campbell
    Glen Campbell
    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
  • Faith Hill
    Faith Hill
    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
    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
  • Deana Carter
    Deana Carter
    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
  • Cledus T. Judd
    Cledus T. Judd
    Episode 21
    Life sotry of arguably the greatest parody writer ever.
  • Charlie Daniels
    Charlie Daniels
    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
  • 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
  • Alabama
    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
  • Billy Ray Cyrus
    Billy Ray Cyrus
    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
  • Johnny Cash
    Johnny Cash
    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
  • Sheryl Crow
    Sheryl Crow
    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
  • Shania Twain
    Shania Twain
    Episode 13
    The story of this successful woman from Canada.
  • Dixie Chicks
    Dixie Chicks
    Episode 11
    The story of three women who became one of the most succesful female groups in recent memory.
  • Alabama/The Alabama Band
    The story of the people who started real group music.
  • Brooks and Dunn
    Brooks and Dunn
    Episode 7
    The story of how Brooks and Dunn became the most successful duo in country history.
  • Garth Brooks
    Garth Brooks
    Episode 6
    The story of the third greatest selling artist ever.
  • Dwight Yoakam's episode
    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
  • February 7, 2004
    February 7, 2004
    Episode 2