As a literal child of the 1970s outlaw country movement, Waylon Payne had access to opportunity and temptation — and for most of his 48 years, temptation won.
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While immensely talented as a singer, songwriter, and actor, Payne struggled with harsh drug addictions and personal trauma. On the new album Blue Eyes, the Harlot, the Queer, the Pusher & Me, Payne chronicles his crash, his recovery, and his return to the world with incredible candor and grace. He’s an extremely forthright conversationalist, too.
Also on this episode, a catch up with Ben and Dorothy of The Danberrys, a married duo from Nashville who’ve been through a journey of recovery of their own.