Exclusive Clip: Can a Grizzled “Moonshiner” Become a Country Music Star?

A lifetime of making illegal hooch seems like a good start.

They may be the baddest bootleggers on TV, but that doesn’t mean the fellas of Moonshinerslack poetic souls. Take lifelong ‘shiner Jim Tom, who has had always had a desire to become a country music star. In this exclusive clip from tonight’s Moonshiners TV special, The Ballad of Jim Tom, the hillbilly hero uses his connections in the music industry to help make his dream a reality. (We can only imagine the types of tunes legendary moonshiner Popcorn Suttoncould have come up with…)

Catch a brand-new episode of Moonshiners at 9/8c followed by The Ballad of Jim Tom, January 7 on Discovery Channel.