America's Country

America's Country

     
 

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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 aSee more details below

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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.

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Editorial Reviews

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."

Product Details

Release Date:
03/26/2002
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0696998648128
catalogNumber:
86481

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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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