Country Rocks

The Boomers Buoyed by fresh converts and embraced by a whole generation facing the realities of middle age, the new Nashville sound captures the mainstream with a nourishing mix of tradition, down-hom

It was a time of new prosperity in the U.S.A.

And all the fortunate offsprings never had to pay

We had sympathy for the devil and the Rolling Stones

Till we got a little older

And found Haggard and Jones

A generation screaming for more room

Kids of the baby boom

-- Bellamy Brothers, 1986

Baby boomers have gone through a strange musical journey. For a time, rock music was their essential cultural touchstone, a vein of deep feeling that seemed to flow through nearly every one of them. If the oldest boomers grew up on early Stones and the youngest...