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Glen Campbell, “Galveston”

August 23, 2008 Kevin John Coyne 5

Galveston Glen Campbell 1969 Written by Jimmy Webb Everything old becomes new again, especially in country music, which is as predictably cyclical as the rise and fall of the moon and sun. The string-drenched charm of

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Loretta Lynn, “Coal Miner’s Daughter”

August 12, 2008 Guest Contributor 5

Coal Miner’s Daughter Loretta Lynn 1970 Written by Loretta Lynn Loretta Lynn’s 1970 classic “Coal Miner’s Daughter” is honest-to-goodness country. With the famous first line, “Well, I was born a coal miner’s daughter”, Lynn introduced

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Marty Robbins, "El Paso"

July 29, 2008 Kevin John Coyne 6

El Paso Marty Robbins 1959 Written by Marty Robbins There are few artists in country music history who were adept in as many diverse styles as Marty Robbins. He could nail a traditional honky-tonk number,

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