10 Essential Reggae Covers of Country Classics

In June 1964, a country music fan in Jamaica who regularly listened to Nashville’s 50,000-watt radio station Wsm sent a letter to the editor of Billboard, who proclaimed it the first such correspondence they had ever received from someone tuning into the country station from the Caribbean island nation. Yet with two Tennessee stations carrying a powerful clear-channel signal over thousands of miles — the other being Nashville’s Wlac, which programmed country music mainly on Saturdays in the early Forties — the hillbilly and early Countrypolitan sounds most associated with Music City had been available to,
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