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Country Music Sales Suffer Familiar Fate

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Country Music Sales Suffer Familiar Fate

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Country Music Sales Suffer Familiar Fate

Country Music Sales Suffer Familiar Fate

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Country music album sales have dropped 30 percent at midyear, according to Nielsen/Soundscan — a dramatic drop for a genre that seemed to be weathering the overall drop in album sales that's afflicting the rest of the music industry.

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