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Folks' music Shenandoah strives to keep its common touch
[FINAL EDITION, C]
Chicago Tribune (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Chicago, Ill.
Author: Jack Hurst, Country music writer.
Date: May 28, 1989
Start Page: 12
Section: ARTS
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Scheduled to appear with George Jones at Holiday Star Theatre in Merrillville, Ind., on Saturday, this group seems to be perceived by fans in much the same way the supergroup Alabama has been for a decade: as a bunch of Alabama-based, hard-working, easygoing, good guys who not only play fine music but also empathize with small-town people.

But Shenandoah-lead singer Marty Raybon, drummer Mike McGuire, bassist Ralph Ezell, keyboardist Stan Thorne and Seales-already has done something even Alabama couldn't do. The recent "Church On Cumberland Road" not only stayed two weeks at the top of the country charts, but it also became the first initial No. 1 single by a group ever to do that.

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