10 Country Albums Rolling Stone Loved in the 1970s You Never Heard

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Katy Moffatt, 'Katy Moffatt'
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Katy Moffatt, 'Katy Moffatt'

The Texan Katy Moffatt, the younger sister of singer-songwriter Hugh Moffatt, broke into the music business via a gig with a Denver radio station, and on this debut record, proved to have a classic country voice, reminiscent of Patsy Cline or Tammy Wynette. When this disc wasn't a hit, she became a backup singer for many years before going solo again — in 1985, she was nominated as Female Vocalist of the Year by the Academy of Country Music.

What We Said Then: "Country music's left field seems to be growing larger and larger. Katy Moffatt has a big, powerful voice over which she exerts remarkable control. . .Hers is a voice with a natural country twang, but when the line calls for it she can sing just as smooth as you please; and when she reaches up for a high note, she grabs it and holds on." — John Morthland, RS 222 (September 23rd, 1976)

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