Country's 20 Classic Gospel: Songs of the Century

Country's 20 Classic Gospel: Songs of the Century

     
 

In 2004, with a parade of sound-alike artists performing forgettable material, both contemporary country and Christian music are in a creative lull. Nothing makes that point better than the stellar Country's 20 Classic Gospel Songs of the Century, which brings together the most heart-wrenching, passionate performances either genre of music has seen in years.See more details below

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In 2004, with a parade of sound-alike artists performing forgettable material, both contemporary country and Christian music are in a creative lull. Nothing makes that point better than the stellar Country's 20 Classic Gospel Songs of the Century, which brings together the most heart-wrenching, passionate performances either genre of music has seen in years. The fruit of a partnership between the Country Music Hall of Fame and New Haven Records, Classic Gospel picks the best country gospel performances, as chosen by broadcasters and Hall of Fame experts. Contemporary treasures such as Vince Gill's Grammy-winning "Go Rest High on That Mountain" and the crystalline harmonies of trio Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, and Linda Ronstadt on "Farther Along" join gems such as the Carter Family's landmark "Can the Circle Be Unbroken," Elvis Presley's "In the Garden," and Johnny Cash's folksy take on the African-American spiritual "Were You There When They Crucified My Lord." The choice performances resonate with emotion, as clear today as when they were first recorded.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
This is one of the better collections of country gospel out there, and it favors classic country artists as well. While Alison Krauss and the Cox Family open it with "I Know Who Holds Tomorrow," other than Vince Gill there are no currently charting Nash Vegas acts in the set. And yes, that is a good thing. Instead, listeners get Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, and Linda Ronstadt singing "Farther Along," Tammy Wynette offering "Precious Memories," Johnny Cash's "Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?," and tracks from Willie Nelson ("Uncloudy Day"), a medley from Merle Haggard, and many more. The remastered sound is beautiful, and to hear Jim Reeves, Patsy Cline, the Stanley Brothers, Ferlin Husky, Red Foley, Hank Williams, the Carters, Ricky Skaggs, Elvis Presley, and Connie Smith on one set, all singing the greatest tunes in the country gospel canon for a budget price, is almost too good to be true. Get this one

Product Details

Release Date:
05/04/2004
Label:
New Haven
UPC:
0027072804329
catalogNumber:
28043
Rank:
32871

Tracks

  1. I Know Who Holds Tomorrow  - Alison Krauss
  2. Go Rest High on That Mountain
  3. Farther Along  - Linda Ronstadt
  4. Children Go (Where I Send Thee)
  5. Precious Memories
  6. Uncloudy Day
  7. Amazing Grace
  8. Coat of Many Colors
  9. Medley: Take My Hand, Precious Lord/Jesus Hold My Hand  - Merle Haggard
  10. How Great Thou Art  - Connie Smith
  11. Were You There (When They Crucified My Lord)  - Johnny Cash
  12. Crying in the Chapel
  13. Wings of a Dove
  14. Life's Railway to Heaven
  15. In the Garden  - Jim Reeves
  16. The Old Rugged Cross
  17. Peace in the Valley
  18. Angel Band  -  Stanley Brothers
  19. Can the Circle Be Unbroken (Bye and Bye)
  20. I Saw the Light  - Hank Williams

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

Ricky Skaggs   Arranger
Ralph Stanley   Arranger
John Starling   Arranger
Johnny Cash   Arranger
Merle Haggard   Arranger
Emmylou Harris   Arranger
Willie Nelson   Arranger,Composer
Dolly Parton   Composer
A.P. Carter   Composer
Bob Ferguson   Composer
Vince Gill   Composer
John Newton   Composer
Joseph M. Palmaccio   Mastering
Hank Williams   Composer
Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey   Composer
John W. Rumble   Liner Notes
Artie Glenn   Composer
Philip Balsley   Arranger
Albert E. Brumley   Composer
Jimmy Fortune   Arranger
Don Reid   Arranger
Harold Reid   Arranger
W.S. Stevenson   Arranger
George Bennard   Composer
Carl Boberg   Composer
William B. Bradbury   Composer
Public Domain   Composer
Traditional   Composer
C. Austin Miles   Composer
Charlie Tillman   Composer
M.E. Abbey   Composer
Robert Hebble   Composer

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