10 Country Albums Turning 40 in 2020
Despite the polarizing crossover success of 1980's Urban Cowboy film and soundtrack, legends and old souls stood tall throughout the first year of a new decade.
It's hard now to imagine the legacies of Merle Haggard, George Jones, Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton without their biggest songs of 1980. Meanwhile, Alabama, John Anderson, Emmylou Harris and Hank Williams Jr. found commercial success while honoring country music's past.
Read on to rediscover 10 definitive country music albums released in 1980.