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We’re sure you knew that Olivia Newton-John had a successful country music career. But did you realize that her Grease co-star John Travolta also played a huge role in shaping country music?
While Travolta never became a country singer like Newton-John, he did star in a film that started a revolution in country music. That film was Urban Cowboy, which is credited for kickstarting the pop-country movement that took place in the 1980s. Appropriately, that movement is often referred to as the “Urban Cowboy Movement.”
Numerous songs on the soundtrack went on to become major hits, such as Johnny Lee’s “Lookin’ for Love” and Mickey Gilley’s “Stand by Me.” You’re probably still listening to them today!
While you know that Urban Cowboy featured some incredible country music, we bet there’s a few facts about the film that you don’t have a clue about. Want to know what they are? Then head down below to find out!
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