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New frontiers in cowkitsch

This is a few months late, but check out the official German entry in the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest.

What a pity real Texans can't enter! Kelly Willis or Hot Club of Cowtown would have whupped their little popos. Or any SoCo happy hour band, for that matter.

Language geek notes: Wikipedia reports that Eurovision's language policy has flipflopped over the years as to whether contestants must sing in their own national languages. When the rules are loosened, English dominates, but a couple of entries have even been in conlangs.

Texas Lightning's other big hit is a country cover of Like a Virgin. Hear more at Hype Machine or (Via Chilango.)

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