10 Country Albums Rolling Stone Loved in the 1970s You Never Heard
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Linda Ronstadt and Lee Clayton Michael Ochs Archives/Getty; GAB Archive/Redferns/Getty

Rolling Stone didn't comprehensively cover Nashville in the Seventies, but the magazine loved country music enough to not just keep up-to-date on crossover hits but to alert readers to unknown favorites in the world of country, bluegrass, and country-rock. These 10 LPs basically remained undiscovered by everyone except hardcore fans — although some of their creators, such as Linda Ronstadt and Percy Sledge, would have fame at other stages of their careers.