America's Country

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Barnes & Noble - Lydia Vanderloo
Who better to sing the praises of the land of the free than America's country music treasures? This collection of patriotic songs culls top names -- among them Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Patty Loveless -- for a budget-priced set that will rouse the spirit without squeezing the wallet. Some twangy tracks will get the blood pumping with a love for the mother country Nelson's "City of New Orleans," Merle Haggard's "The Fightin' Side of Me", while others take a more reflective tone with heart-pinching ballads Montgomery Gentry's "Tattoos & Scars," Patty Loveless's "Where I'm Bound". Spiritual overtones seep into many tracks, including Ricky ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Lydia Vanderloo
Who better to sing the praises of the land of the free than America's country music treasures? This collection of patriotic songs culls top names -- among them Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Patty Loveless -- for a budget-priced set that will rouse the spirit without squeezing the wallet. Some twangy tracks will get the blood pumping with a love for the mother country Nelson's "City of New Orleans," Merle Haggard's "The Fightin' Side of Me", while others take a more reflective tone with heart-pinching ballads Montgomery Gentry's "Tattoos & Scars," Patty Loveless's "Where I'm Bound". Spiritual overtones seep into many tracks, including Ricky Skaggs' solemn "Somebody's Prayin'," Lee Greenwood's stirring -- and ubiquitous -- hymn "God Bless the U.S.A.," and Charlie Daniels's "Let Freedom Ring," on which he's backed by a gospel choir. And there's no hiding the patriotism behind Ricochet's a cappella, richly harmonized rendition of the national anthem or Charlie Rich's lush, orchestrated "America the Beautiful." The Man in Black proclaiming in his resonant baritone, "I'm a flag-waving, patriotic, nephew of my uncle Sam -- a rough-riding fightin' Yankee man" on "Song of the Patriot" is bound to arouse a love for Mom and apple pie in even the most skeptical citizen.
All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
This compilation of patriotic and inspirational country music clearly is intended to respond to the national mood in the wake of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. It is for the most part a label sampler of recordings from Sony's Columbia and Epic labels. The material has been assembled from existing sources rather than being newly written and recorded, and ranges from generalized statements of fraternal support like "Bridge over Troubled Water" to diatribes like "The Fightin' Side of Me."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/26/2002
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 696998648128
  • Catalog Number: 86481
  • Sales rank: 174,580

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Song of the Patriot - Marty Robbins (3:29)
  2. 2 Let Freedom Ring - Charlie Daniels (5:03)
  3. 3 Bridge Over Troubled Water - Willie Nelson (4:38)
  4. 4 Somebody's Prayin' (4:36)
  5. 5 America the Beautiful (2:28)
  6. 6 The Eagle (2:53)
  7. 7 Tattoos and Scars - Montgomery Gentry (4:01)
  8. 8 The Fightin' Side of Me - Merle Haggard (2:52)
  9. 9 The Star Spangled Banner - Ricochet (1:30)
  10. 10 There's a Hero - Billy Gilman (3:28)
  11. 11 Home (3:21)
  12. 12 Some Gave All (4:19)
  13. 13 City of New Orleans - Willie Nelson (4:50)
  14. 14 Where I'm Bound (4:03)
  15. 15 God Bless the U.S.A. (3:14)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Johnny Cash Track Performer
Joe Diffie Track Performer
Lee Greenwood Track Performer
Merle Haggard Track Performer
Waylon Jennings Track Performer
Patty Loveless Track Performer
Willie Nelson Track Performer
Charlie Rich Track Performer
Marty Robbins Track Performer
Charlie Daniels Track Performer
Billy Gilman Track Performer
Technical Credits
Ricky Skaggs Producer
Billy Ray Cyrus Composer, Producer
Earl Ball Producer
Blake Chancey Producer
Ron Chancey Arranger, Producer
Don Cook Producer
Emory Gordy Producer
Jack Lenz Producer
Mac McAnally Producer
Chips Moman Producer
Joe Scaife Producer
Ed Seay Producer
Billy Sherrill Arranger, Producer
Johnny Slate Producer
James Stroud Producer
John Stafford Smith Composer
Darcy Proper Mastering
Margie Hunt Executive Producer
Tracy Baskette-Fleaner Art Direction
Francis Scott Key Composer
John G. Elliott Composer
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