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Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn: Louisiana Woman – Mississippi Man; Merle Haggard: I Love Dixie Blues...

John Morthland, Creem, November 1973

THE SEARCH for the most commercial mating of country and rock continues unabated, and it's working both ways. In the wake of Kristofferson, the Young Turks with their songs of rural angst have been coming to Nashville in droves, and if their subject matter has not yet taken over, the style seemingly has. The beat has never been bigger in country music. Consider these two new albums.

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