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  1. Watch Urban Cowboy (check your university or community library). Pay close attention to how music, dancing, and references to cowboys are used in the film.

  2. Watch Janie Fricke sing “He’s a Heartache (Looking for a Place to Happen)” or Barbara Mandrell sing “Woman to Woman” (check YouTube). What marks these as country?

  3. Search the internet to find out about current country music in Australia, Europe, Asia, or elsewhere. How does it compare to what’s happening in the United States at the moment?

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