Lee Greenwood
Ultimate Ronnie Milsap
All the Best
Ronnie Milsap

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Urban Cowboy was a 1979 film that romanticized the world of upscale, urban country fans and their lives and music. The music that comprised the soundtrack was modified outlaw and country-pop -- it was slick, highly polished music that celebrated the outlaw mythology and honky tonk song structure, but it was given a glossy pop production. Consequently, the music appealed to a greater audience, even winning a number of pop music fans in the process. Following the success of Urban Cowboy and its soundtrack (which featured vocalists like Mickey Gilley and Johnny Lee), the country charts were dominated by acts that copied the style and sound of Urban Cowboy. Throughout the early '80s and well into the mid-'80s, Urban Cowboy was the sound of country music and it wasn't until the late '80s, when the neo-traditionalists came along, that it disappeared from the charts.

Urban Cowboy Artists Highlights

Lee Greenwood
Lee Greenwood
Ronnie Milsap
Ronnie Milsap
Kenny Rogers
Kenny Rogers
Don Williams
Don Williams
Glen Campbell
Glen Campbell
Alabama
Alabama

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Urban Cowboy Album Highlights

Ultimate Ronnie Milsap
Ronnie Milsap
Ultimate Ronnie Milsap
All the Best
Glen Campbell
All the Best
The Capitol Years 65/77
Glen Campbell
The Capitol Years 65/77
40 #1 Hits
Ronnie Milsap
40 #1 Hits
Anthology
Don Williams
Anthology
The Ultimate Charlie Daniels Band
Charlie Daniels
The Ultimate Charlie ...

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Urban Cowboy Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
(I'd Be) A Legend in My Time Ronnie Milsap
Rhinestone Cowboy Glen Campbell
Galveston Glen Campbell
Stranger in My House Ronnie Milsap
Trudy Charlie Daniels
The Closer You Get Alabama
Love Is on a Roll Don Williams
Bonaparte's Retreat Glen Campbell
Stop the World and Let Me Off Merle Haggard
Country Boy (You Got Your Feet in L.A.) Glen Campbell

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