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The Flatlanders are a country band from Lubbock, Texas founded by Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely, and Butch Hancock.
Gilmore founded The Flatlanders in 1972; it has been performing on and off since then.
The band's first recording project, from the early 1970s, was barely distributed. It has since been acknowledged, through reputation and then Rounder's 1991 reissue More a Legend Than a Band, as a milestone of progressive, alternative country.
The three musicians continued to reunite for occasional Flatlanders performances. In 1998 they contributed to the soundtrack of The Horse Whisperer, and then in 2002 released their long-awaited follow-up album, Now Again, on New West Records. In 2004 this was followed with Wheels of Fortune, again on New West.
In 2004, New West released Live '72 a live recording of the then-unknown country band performing at the One Knite honky-tonk in Austin, Texas.
-Jimmie Dale Gilmore.