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God's Country: George Jones and Friends [Bonus Disc]
     

God's Country: George Jones and Friends [Bonus Disc]

 

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Contrary to the title of this 2006 album, God's Country is certainly not a gospel album; any album that boasts two songs celebrating the joys of liquor ("White Lightning" and "Beer Run") could not be considered gospel. Contrary to the artist credit, God's Country is not a duets album between George Jones and a bunch of very special guests. The Possum

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Contrary to the title of this 2006 album, God's Country is certainly not a gospel album; any album that boasts two songs celebrating the joys of liquor ("White Lightning" and "Beer Run") could not be considered gospel. Contrary to the artist credit, God's Country is not a duets album between George Jones and a bunch of very special guests. The Possum only sings on two of the ten tracks on this set -- the previously released Garth Brooks duet "Beer Run," plus the swaggering title track, a new recording that's an infectious pro-America anthem, not a gospel tune. The rest of the record finds a variety of Nashville veterans covering some of George's greatest hits. There are no great surprises in terms of song selection -- "She Thinks I Still Care," "White Lightning," and "He Stopped Loving Her Today" are all here -- and the arrangements are faithful as well, as are most of the performances. Some of the cover versions are better than others -- Vince Gill pours his heart into "She Thinks I Still Care," Tanya Tucker invests "The Window Up Above" with her maverick strut -- and some fall a bit flat (Sammy Kershaw's "He Stopped Loving Her Today" is too mannered and affected), but at no point is God's Country unlistenable. It's professional and respectful, at times spirited, yet it's hard to tell for whom exactly this album is intended: it's billed as a George Jones release, yet he barely shows up here, which means it will not satisfy his fans, nor is this quite a tribute album designed to introduce his music to new listeners via interpretations by today's stars (after all, the singers on this record aren't exactly burning up the charts today). So, God's Country doesn't seem to fall into any specific niche -- but for those who do stumble upon the record, they'll find some good music here, along with some competent but not compelling readings of some of George's biggest hits.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/17/2006
Label:
Category 5 Records
UPC:
0857885001024
catalogNumber:
50010

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Buddy Emmons   Steel Guitar
Joe Diffie   Background Vocals
Pam Tillis   Background Vocals
John Wesley Ryles   Background Vocals
Joe Chemay   Bass
Eddie Bayers   Drums
Mike Brignardello   Bass
J.T. Corenflos   Electric Guitar
Dan Dugmore   Steel Guitar
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle
Larry Franklin   Fiddle,Steel Guitar
Tony Harrell   Piano
John Hobbs   Piano
Jim Hoke   Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica
John Jarvis   Piano
Chris Leuzinger   Electric Guitar
B. James Lowry   Acoustic Guitar
Liana Manis   Background Vocals
Brent Mason   Electric Guitar
Greg Morrow   Drums
Gordon Mote   Piano
Steve Nathan   Strings
Michael Rhodes   Bass
Hank Singer   Fiddle
Brian Sutton   Acoustic Guitar
Wanda Vick   Dobro
Billy Joe Walker   Gut String Guitar
Lonnie Wilson   Drums
Glenn Worf   Bass
Aubrey Haynie   Fiddle
Lisa Cochran   Background Vocals
Troy Lancaster   Electric Guitar
Wes Hightower   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Garth Brooks   Composer
George Jones   Composer
Leon Payne   Composer
Bobby Braddock   Composer
Bob Bullock   Engineer
Dickey Lee   Composer
Allen Reynolds   Producer
J.P. Richardson   Composer
Rafe Van Hoy   Composer
Billy Joe Walker   Producer
Mark Miller   Engineer
Neal Coty   Composer
Gary Gentry   Composer
Earl Montgomery   Composer
Kay Savage   Composer
Sandra Seamons   Composer
Jimmy Melton   Composer

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