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Urban Cowboy: Country Music Stretches Its Legs

Sam Sutherland, High Fidelity, August 1980

WHILE THE rock-crit establishment continues to ponder the future of new wave and the death of disco, U.S. music fans are quietly gravitating toward some "new" trends that are really old staples: classic R&B, heavy metal from bands once dismissed as dinosaurs, and country & western.

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