Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit - Toshio Hirano

Country music is the most popular format on commercial radio stations in the United States. Actually, most country stations play something that's closer to pop than country. The subject of today's Global Hit sings the real stuff. But you'd never mistake him for Hank Williams or Merle Haggard. Julie Caine reports from San Francisco.

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In the late 1960's a Tokyo high school student heard a sound unlike anything he'd ever heard before.