Date: Tue, 7 May 1996 19:03:04 -0500 From: Dan Goodman Subject: Speaking "country" There's at least one singer whose "country" accent is thicker when she speaks than when she sings: Nanci Griffith. Not incidentally, country recordings from _very_ early (the 1920's) mostly have a rather different accent than what's now considered "country." To me, it sounds more lowland Southern and less "Hillbilly." (However, I'm not a trained observer. I don't even play one on television.) Dan Goodman