Cowboy pop is a term that was first coined by American music journalist J.D. Considine in his review of Rubber Rodeo's 1984 album Scenic Views. Although the term was coined in the 1980s, it has been used retrospectively to describe soft rock performers of the 1970s who embodied a cowboy aesthetic, such as Michael Martin Murphey. The term is sometimes used to describe country-influenced indie rock and indie pop bands.
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