Über Juice Newton
Remember those ads for K-Tel Records begging you to buy some compilation album called Storytellers or Love Songs or just Moods? Well, one of those ads had a shot of doe-eyed Juice Newton strumming her guitar and warbling "Angel of the Morning" with her band in the background: She was portrayed as a sort of rugged country-girl pop star with her calico dress and slick, lite rock production values. As commercially viable in the pop charts as she was in the pre-Garth Brooks-era country charts, Newton had a string of number one hits from the late '70s and into the mid-'80s that combined the instrumentation and singing styles of New Traditionalists Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris with the pop sensibilities of '70s AM radio. She released her latest record of original material in 1989.