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Cowboy music, church services - The Galveston County Daily News : Faith

October 31, 2014

Cowboy music, church services

Posted: Saturday, March 1, 2014 12:30 am

One of the few types of music that isn’t commonly heard in church services here is country and western. That genre, often given over to plaintive laments and wistful quests, hasn’t proven an especially good fit, despite its apparent emotional solidarity with the tone of biblical books like Job, Jeremiah and Lamentations.

Still, a subset of country and western has become the music core of the modern Cowboy Church movement, including both of Galveston County’s cowboy churches.

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