the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, Country music was dominated by male
performers. Then, amongst the baritones, a handful of women burst
onto the scene. And they had something to say. Among the likes of
Kitty Wells and Patsy Cline stood Loretta Lynn.
When the "comeback album" or "career reinvention" works, as it did with Johnny Cash's rootsy 'American Recordings' series, it can be among the artist's best work ever. When it doesn't ... well, has anybody heard from Pat Boone since 1997's hilariously disastrous 'In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy?' One of the better such albums came out last year: 'Meet Glen Campbell.'