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The Best of Classic Country: '80s

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The Best of Classic Country: '80s gathers a cross-section of original hit recordings ranging from country-pop to new traditionalist. The one thing these 18 tracks have in common? They all hit the number one spot on the country charts. This cross-section of styles embraces the urban cowboy craze ("I Love a Rainy Night," Eddie Rabbitt; "Lookin' for Love," Johnny Lee; "Love in the First Degree," Alabama), honky tonk ("That's the Way Love Goes," Merle Haggard; "He Stopped Loving Her Today," George Jones), and new traditionalist ("A Better Man," Clint Black; "Forever and Ever, Amen," Randy Travis, "Streets of Bakersfield," Dwight Yoakam/Buck Owens). Time Life released several other volumes in the Best of Classic Country series that are of equally high quality.

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