America's Music: The Roots of Country

America's Music: The Roots of Country


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America's Music: The Roots of Country is an odd title, since there are only two songs song on the 12-song budget-priced collection -- Eddy Arnold's "Cattle Call," Patsy Cline's "Lovesick Blues" -- that was recorded before the '80s. In fact, it seems like the title refers to the roots of contemporary country, since the collection contains cuts by John Anderson ("Just Good Ol' Boys"), Jeff Carson ("Today I Started Loving You Again"), Waylon Jennings ("The Pressure Is On"), Patty Loveless ("Nothin' But Love"), Kathy Mattea ("Tennessee waltz"), T.G. Sheppard ("I Can Help"), Emmylou Harris ("Some Things Are Just Too Good to Last"), Toby Keith ("Oklahoma Hills") and Jeffrey Steele's theme song, "The Roots of Country." When taken as contemporary country collection, it's fairly entertaining, but it should never be seen as "the roots of country."

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Product Details

Release Date: 06/04/1996
Label: Curb Records
UPC: 0715187786523
catalogNumber: 77865
Rank: 137362


  1. Just Good Ol' Boys
  2. Today I Started Loving You Again
  3. The Pressure Is On
  4. Cattle Call
  5. Nothin' But Love
  6. Roots of Country
  7. Tennessee Waltz
  8. Mile out of Memphis
  9. Lovesick Blues
  10. I Can Help
  11. Some Things Are Just Too Good to Last
  12. Oklahoma Hills

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mike Auldridge   Dobro
John Anderson   Track Performer
Eddy Arnold   Track Performer
Boxcar Willie   Whistle (Instrument)
Merle Haggard   Track Performer
Emmylou Harris   Vocals,Track Performer
Waylon Jennings   Track Performer
Jim Lauderdale   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Patty Loveless   Track Performer
Kathy Mattea   Track Performer
Buddy Spicher   Viola
Carl Perkins   Guitar,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Tracy Lawrence   Track Performer
Joe Stampley   Track Performer
Steve Gibson   Electric Guitar
Laurence Juber   Guitar
Toby Keith   Track Performer
Tim McGraw   Track Performer
Kieran Kane   Mandolin
Brian Adler   Guitar
Billy Bremner   Acoustic Guitar
Pat Buchanan   Acoustic Guitar
Mark Casstevens   Acoustic Guitar
John Catchings   Cello
John Ciambotti   Bass
Patsy Cline   Vocals,Track Performer
J.T. Corenflos   Electric Guitar
Jim Cox   Piano
David Davidson   Violin
Milo Deering   Steel Guitar
Vernon Derrick   Fiddle,Mandolin
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle
Steve Duncan   Drums
Connie Ellisor   Violin
Paul Franklin   Steel Guitar
Tommy Funderburk   Background Vocals
Sonny Garrish   Steel Guitar
Vince Gill   Background Vocals
Bob Glaub   Bass
Emory Gordy   Bass
Tim Grogan   Drums
Jim Grosjean   Viola
Jim Haas   Background Vocals
Owen Hale   Drums
John Hobbs   Piano,Keyboards
David Hungate   Bass
Clayton Ivey   Keyboards
Larry Knechtel   Piano
Mike Lawler   Organ,Synthesizer
Paul Leim   Drums
Eddie Long   Steel Guitar
B. James Lowry   Acoustic Guitar
Gary Lunn   Bass
Jay Dee Maness   Steel Guitar
Liana Manis   Background Vocals
Brent Mason   Electric Guitar
Terry McMillan   Harmonica
Terry Mead   Horn
Buddy Miller   Electric Guitar
Lewis Morford   Background Vocals
Gary Morse   Dobro
Steve Nathan   Piano
Cary Park   Electric Guitar
Dean Parks   Guitar
Perkins   Steel Guitar
Kathryn Plummer   Viola
Hargus "Pig" Robbins   Piano
T.G. Sheppard   Track Performer
Lisa Silver   Fiddle
Pamela Sixfin   Violin
Joe Spivey   Fiddle
James Stroud   Drums
Bobby Thompson   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo
Clifford Thompson   Drums
Gary VanOsdale   Viola
Biff Watson   Acoustic Guitar
Kristin Wilkinson   Leader,Viola
Hank Williams   Dobro,Track Performer
Lonnie Wilson   Drums
Paul Worley   Acoustic Guitar
Bob Wray   Piano
Reggie Young   Electric Guitar,Sitar,Overdubs
Jeff Carson   Vocals,Track Performer
Chris Farren   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Philip Claypool   Background Vocals,Track Performer
Jimmy Kelly   Drums
LeAnn Rimes   Track Performer
Jeffrey Steele   Bass,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Paul Goad   Bass,Keyboards
Johnny Mulhair   Acoustic Guitar,Steel Guitar
Kenny Bell   Acoustic Guitar
Billy Joe Walker   Electric Guitar
Tony Migliore   Synthesizer
Randy Howard   Fiddle
Gary Beevers   Dobro,Steel Guitar
Brad Billingsley   Drums
Ray Carl   Harmonica
Moondog Garrow   Electric Guitar
Jerry Matheny   Acoustic Guitar
Jerry Vinett   Horn
Jeff Walikangas   Bass
Kayla Powell   Background Vocals
Crista Carnes   Background Vocals
Lisa Criss   Background Vocals
Jennings   Track Performer
Joe Osborn   Bass
David Russell   Fiddle

Technical Credits

Eddy Arnold   Contributor
Moe Bandy   Composer
Merle Haggard   Composer,Producer
Waylon Jennings   Contributor
Jim Lauderdale   Producer
Patty Loveless   Contributor
Kathy Mattea   Contributor
Joe Stampley   Composer,Producer
Paul Martin   Engineer
Don Potter   Contributor
Toby Keith   Contributor
Bruce Bouton   Contributor
Jimmy Bowen   Producer,Engineer
Owen Bradley   Producer
Paul Brown   Composer
Tim Coats   Engineer
Jerry Crutchfield   Producer
Mike Curb   Producer
Emory Gordy   Producer,String Arrangements
Tom Harding   Engineer
Nelson Larkin   Producer
Bernie Leadon   Contributor
Michael J. Lloyd   Arranger,Producer
Brent Maher   Engineer
Russ Martin   Engineer
Craig Nelson   Contributor
Jim Oppenheim   Composer
Bonnie Owens   Composer
Ron Reynolds   Engineer
T.G. Sheppard   Contributor
Steve Tillisch   Engineer
Ron Treat   Engineer
Joe Bogan   Contributor
Chris Farren   Producer
Bob Kearney   Engineer
Bob Campbell-Smith   Engineer
LeAnn Rimes   Contributor
Mack Vickery   Contributor
Jeffrey Steele   Producer
Johnny Mulhair   Engineer
Carl Burnett   Composer
Wilbur C. Rimes   Producer
Moondog Garrow   Engineer
Michael Zikovich   Contributor
Ansley Fleetwood   Composer
Chuck Howard   Producer

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