Various Artists

70s Country, Vol. 1-2

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Although the genre was still healthy at the time, country music was beginning a downward spiral in the '70s. Some terrible music was coming out of the scene, and much of it revolved around a sound that was becoming outdated at the time. This two-CD set features much of that -- forgettable retreads of the better music that had come out only a few years beforehand. There are a few good songs to be found here, specifically the contributions from Johnny Paycheck and Moe Bandy for the cleverly titled "Hank Williams You Wrote My Life." But overall, this is a pretty dull collection that leaves off much of the good mainstream country of the time and concentrates on what was wrong with the genre.

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