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In 'Tales From the Tour Bus,' Mike Judge animates wild tales from some of the most talented country musicians

In 'Tales From the Tour Bus,' Mike Judge animates wild tales from some of the most talented country musicians

Tall tales from the world of rock ’n’ roll are legion, but country artists have stories of offstage shenanigans that would curl the toes of even the rowdiest rocker.

And in his new partially animated Cinemax series “Tales from the Tour Bus,” Emmy-winning writer-director-producer Mike Judge tells a few, both hilarious and heartbreaking.

From the singularly self-destructive qualities of Johnny Paycheck — who once stole Patsy Cline’s car — to the time Waylon Jennings tied George Jones to a tree (alcohol was involved), Judge approaches the stories as a die-hard fan of the genre.

“I'm always trying to turn people, nonbelievers, onto stuff like this because I think, once...

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