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Thanks from a long-time urban cowboy for your great country issue (#110, March 20). It was well written and beauti-fully laid out and photographed. However, I was puzzled by the absence of one particular name. For years now, there has been one woman who has stuck to traditional country sound with a passion. True, she’s had very few hit records and is usually ignored by country stations these days, but she’s opened the doors for many performers (including Ricky Skaggs, Rodney Crowell, and others). And her records will still be played when the Garths and Trishas have long been forgotten. She is, of course, Emmylou Harris.
Dean C. Eaton
Somerville, Mass.

What happened to Barbara Mandrell?
Matt Di Chiara Jr.
Lodi, N.J.

…Tanya Tucker?
Sandy Cummings
Elizabeth, N.J.

…Ricky Van Shelton?
Barbara Bennett
Antioch, Tenn.

…Dwight Yoakam?
Douglas C. Robbins
Norton, Mass.

Here are several more country song titles that your article ”Fine Lines” missed: ”How Come Your Dog Don’t Bite Nobody But Me,” ”Drop Kick Me, Jesus (Through the Goal Posts of Life),” ”Thanks to the Cathouse, I’m in the Doghouse With You,” ”Would Jesus Wear a Rolex (on his Television Show) ?,” ”She Feels Like a New Man Tonight,” ”The Pint of No Return,” ”If Fingerprints Showed Up on Skin (Wonder Whose I’d Find on You),” ”I May Be Used (But Baby I Ain’t Used Up),” ”I’ll Marry You Tomor-row (But Let’s Honeymoon Tonight),” ”Flushed From the Bathroom of Your Heart,” and, last but certainly not least, ”Get Your Tongue Out of My Mouth (Because I’m Kissing You Goodbye).”
Suresh Mehta
Nepean, Ontario

There is one correction we’d like to ask to be made. The Country Music Wax ; Museum is in no way connected to the Music Valley Wax Museum. Ours is located at 118 16th Ave. S. (on Music Row) and began operation in 1970. The Music Valley Wax Museum, located near Opryland at 2515 McGavock Pike, opened a few years ago. Ours is the original Country Music Wax Museum.
Michelle Honick
Office Manager,
Country Music Wax Museum

I know country is popular, but 32 pages! One should not assume that all of us like country, when in fact quite a few, including myself, hate it! I’ll take the Sex Pistols, Dwarves, and Napalm Death any day.
L.A. Mower
Hawthorne, Calif.

Correction: A photograph was misidentified in a television review of Neil Simon’s Broadway Bound. Corey Parker is pictured with Anne Bancroft.