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Joe Ely: You Can Take The Boy Out Of Texas...

Jon Young, Trouser Press, September 1981

IT DOESN'T take a genius to figure out that country music is in pretty sorry shape these days. There's something wrong when unbearably bland hacks like Kenny Rogers symbolize country to a mainstream audience, and Nashville jumps greedily on the easy-listening bandwagon.

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