Monday, June 27, 2011

Young Country

... is a song written and recorded by Hank Williams Jr in 1988. Released in February 1988 as a single from his 1987 album, Born to Boogie, it reached number two in the USA and Canada. This video from the song won "Top Video of the Year" in 1989 from the Academy of Country Music. The term "Young Country" was also associated with the wave of rising country music stars of that decade. They were influenced both by the "new wave" of rock, and the old hillbilly and rockabilly sounds of the early- and mid-20th century, displacing the "countrypolitan" sound (Deo gratias!) in the wake of 1970s disco.

Another reason to miss '80s music. (sigh!)

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