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about a country girl who was a loud but shy boy-crazy wallflower. Cousin Minnie Pearl's familiar greeting, "HOW-DEE! I'm just so proud to be here!" has been used by Vice-President Alben W. Barkley, who is a fan of hers. And so are a vast number of just as common citizens about the same kind of music. Whether heard on TV, radio, jukebox, phonograph, or by orchestra, this shouting or moaning from an old transatlantic past is doing a sturdy fifth of the dollar volume of the music for which the United States pays money to hear.