The Eighties proved to be a fallow period for a lot of classic country musicians, Tammy Wynette included. These two late-period records are exceptions to the rule; one, a fine take on contemporary sounds; the other, a true retro country record that featured an all-star cast.
Exile’s an interesting group. Started off as a beat group in the early 1960s, dabbled in psychedelic rock, then went LA singer/songwriter, but scored their first major hit with a disco number…and then became a country band. That hit was a hit for a reason; it’s a great song.