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Highway Radio: Great Country Road Songs

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A brief, ten-song set of modern country odes to the open road, Highway Radio: Great Country Road Songs gives credence to the American tendency to solve problems by hopping in a car and taking a long drive to nowhere in particular while mulling over the possibilities. The choice is always whether to come back or not. Included here are Eddie Rabbitt's infectious "Drivin' My Life Away," Mel McDaniel's Chuck Berry-like "Let It Roll," and Roy Clark's unabashedly maudlin and sentimental "Thank God and Greyhound." When you consider that everyone on the road is either running to or from somewhere or something, this collection might be of some solace.

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