Country Music's Bad Behavior
by Jim Allen | July 2, 2013
From country's earliest days all the way up to the present, two opposing images have battled it out in the music's iconography: the straitlaced, clean-cut, next-door-neighbor type and the booze-swilling, roof-raising, oversexed trouble magnet. Big surprise: This playlist looks at the latter. For as long as there have been bottles to break, marriages to ruin, bar brawls to start and honky-tonks to raise hell in, country has taken distinct delight in chronicling just about every brand of bad behavior there is. And whether the indiscretion in question lands the singer in jail or just in the doghouse with the spouse, you'll find it in this comprehensive collection of Music City's most memorable misdeeds.