Variety - 04/01/1981
"...A well-made and thoroughly enjoyable picture..."
Vincent plays a contented Texan, happy with his beer and girlfriend. Basinger, the girlfriend is bored with her life. She is reunited with her girlfriend who is now a successful country singer. This film has lots of fights and funny bits, but it ends up happy.
Texas boy Kyle Richardson is happy working in a factory, drinking beer and hanging out. But his fiancée Jodie Lynn is tired of their small-town life, especially after her old friend friend returns steeped in the glamour of a successful country music career. Jodie Lynn wants to go to Los Angeles to follow her dream -- but will Kyle follow her'
"Hard Country" marked the big-screen debut of Kim Basinger. She had previously appeared in made-for-TV movies.