'Tobacco Wars' Premieres Saturday on CMT

Five-Episode Series Examines Lives of Farmers Who Raise Dark-Fired Tobacco

Tobacco Wars, CMT's new five-episode series, premieres Saturday (April 19) at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Dark-fired tobacco is one of the nation's oldest, richest and most precarious cash crops. Tobacco Wars takes an unfiltered look inside the lives of fourth and fifth generation Adairville, Ky., farmers who bet everything they have on the high-stakes dark fire industry.

In tobacco country, carefully-guarded farming know-how and family traditions are passed down -- and freedom is as essential as the air they breathe. It's a high-stress world, but these folks blow off steam with ease, living their country life to the fullest with endless wagering and outrageous country-boy hijinks.

In the first episode, the Gainous farm welcomes home college student Zeke but questions whether his farm work is up to snuff after spending time away at college. Across the county at the Law farm, Mark Law battles with his two best workers -- his daughters -- who just can't seem to make it to work on time.

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