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Feb. 27: Released 20 years ago today, here’s the seventh chart-topping single in the career of Ricky Van Shelton, one of the neo-traditionalists of the mid-‘80s who helped to shake the Urban Cowboy out of country music. I always liked the sound of his originals — like this one from the pen of Tony King and Chris Waters. And his numerous covers (such as “Hole In My Pocket,” “Life Turned Her That Way” and “Don’t We All Have The Right”) updated those songs while staying true to the classic country sound. Give it a listen, and learn more about Shelton’s travels from Virginia to Nashville stardom here.

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