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‘Nashville Cats’ Must Be Classic Country, It Has ‘Nashville’ In The Title

The Lovin' Spoonful's 'Nashville Cats' wasn't a Country Music hit, but it should have been.

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Jesse Winchester Was Almost Country With ‘Mississippi You’re On My Mind’

Jesse Winchester isn't a well known Country Music Star, but he's one great singer/songwriter.

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Bob Dylan’s Rock Classic ‘Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door’ Was Almost Country

Bob Dylan's 'Knockin' On Heavens Door' wasn't Country, but it was close.

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Michael Nesmith Of The Monkees Was ‘Almost Country’

Chances are you know Michael Nesmith as the stocking cap wearing member of the 1960's Pop Music Super Group 'The Monkees'.

Michael, Davey, Peter and Mickey sold millions....and I mean millions...of records.

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Almost Country: Allman Brothers ‘Ramblin’ Man’

Sometimes I look back (and at my age, a person tends to do that more and more!) and remember song's that were too rock and roll to be considered country.

Then, when I listen to the new country music, or watch country music awards shows, it seems like those old songs that were 'too rocky' to play on country would be, well, not rocky enough to be played on today's mainstream country music stations

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Frank Mills 1972 Pop Hit ‘Love Me Love Me Love’ Was Almost Country

The year was 1972 and I was still a young pup going to High School in Edgerton, Minnesota.  While I already loved Merle Haggard and Buck Owens, I was one of those young guys that also loved the Beatles (recently broken up!), the Stones, Three Dog Night and whoever else was around back 'in those days'.

It was in late 1971 and early 1972 that the song featured above hit the Pop charts, a guy named Frank Mills and a catchy little

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Creedence Clearwater Revival Was Really Close To Being Country

Creedence Clearwater Revival was the biggest band in the world in the late 1960's and early 1970's. Andy they were real close to being Country.

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Who Were The Flying Burrito Brothers?

You may not be familiar with The Flying Burrito Brothers but they changed the sound of country music forever.

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John Mellencamp Was A Rock And Roll Star…And Almost Country

John Mellencamp had a bunch of great Rock and Roll Hit's 'back in the day'. And as the years go by, they sound 'Almost Country'.

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Pop Music Star Bruce Hornsby Was ‘Almost Country’

Bruce Hornsby had a #1 Pop/Rock hit in the 1980's with 'The Way It Is'. He may not be a Country Star but he certainly is 'Almost Country'.

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