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Subject: Even though he had some great hits, he was largely seen as disposable; his music was considered the nadir of commercialism of country music, a slick sound that has no root in the genre's long and varied history.


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Sad, but true.
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Date Posted: Thursday, April 11, 01:06:08pm
In reply to: Sad 's message, "Neither ABC nor NBC News reported his death. If a Pop or R & B performer had 18 number one hits, you can bet the media would report their death" on Thursday, April 11, 11:56:05am

That's not a knock on him, so please don't misconstrue it. It's just that stuff that is so blandly slick and blatantly commercially-minded has no staying power.

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It also didn't help that he walked away from his career the minute the singles stopped being instant hits. He only released two studio albums between 1989 and his death, the last one being in 1998, and he stopped touring. (NT)He left the public eye, and the public forgot about him. It happens.Thursday, April 11, 01:08:59pm


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