Look, I'm from the Northeast, New York State, about half an hour up the river (local colloquialism) from NYC. Which means there were three things one never saw: NASCAR, college football, and Country Music.
When I hear Waylon Jennings I'm thinking, 'The Dukes of Hazard guy, right?' I'm not being snarky. I really don't know. The Dukes of Hazard was about all the Country Music exposure one got.
Had one busted out a Country record at one of our middle or high school dances a riot would have broken out.
Now this began to change in the 90's with the cross over stuff, Garth Brooks, Shania Twain, and I bet Don Harris is going to want to scream when I say this next one....you knew this was coming...Billy Ray Cyrus.
[Great, that's going to be in my head all day now...Don't break my heart, my achy breaky heart...You bastard-Ed]
In the rest of the US, Rock & Roll found you, no? But in the Northeast, you had to go looking for Country Music.