Editorials and Country Musings
One of the best selling country albums in recent weeks is something you're not going to hear on radio - "Trio II." The second installment from Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris, debuted in Billboard's Top 5 with healthy sales of about 25,000 and continued strong for several weeks. It's quite refreshing to see that kind of sales and chart success for a fine quality album that today's country radio ain't going to touch. The music is spare, the voices crystalline. There's no pop sound there or anything remotely high energy. Thus, forget about radio play. ...