Chartbusters USA: Special Country Edition

Chartbusters USA: Special Country Edition


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The "Special Country Edition" of Ace's ongoing Chartbusters USA series focuses on country singles that crossed over into the Billboard Hot 100 during the 1960s. Some of these songs became enduring popular standards (George Jones' "The Race Is On," Merle Haggard's "Okie from Muskogee," Roger Miller's "Chug-A-Lug," the Statler Brothers' "Flowers on the Wall," Buck Owens' "I've Got a Tiger by the Tail," Jeannie C. Riley's "Harper Valley P.T.A."), while a few others are country standards (David Houston's "Almost Persuaded," Henson Cargill's "Skip a Rope," Jim Reeves' "Distant Drums," Eddy Arnold's "Make the World Go Away," Jerry Lee Lewis' "What's Made Milwaukee Famous [Has Made a Loser Out of Me]"), but the fun in the collection is the middle ground: songs that evoke their era. This could either be Chet Atkins' skipping, tongue-in-cheek spin on Boots Randolph's "Yakety Sax," Hank Williams, Jr. first entering the charts with a cover of his dad, Porter Wagoner's gothic tragedy "The Carroll County Accident," Tommy Cash's lush protest "Six White Horses" -- or Johnny Cash's vigorous "Understand Your Man" or Bobby Bare's "Miller's Cave," two songs that point the way toward '70s outlaw country. All combined, it's a snapshot of '60s country-pop, music that always felt as country as it did pop.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/02/2016
Label: Imports
UPC: 0029667078023
catalogNumber: 3476208
Rank: 48239

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Johnny Cash   Composer
Merle Haggard   Composer
Tom T. Hall   Composer
Buck Owens   Composer
Marty Robbins   Composer
Merle Travis   Composer
Tammy Wynette   Composer
Roger Miller   Composer
John Palumbo   Composer
Larry Murray   Composer
Lew DeWitt   Composer
Cindy Walker   Composer
Jack Clement   Composer
Hank Cochran   Composer
Jimmy Dean   Composer
Bob Ferguson   Composer
Dallas Frazier   Composer
Walter Haynes   Composer
Harlan Howard   Composer
John D. Loudermilk   Composer
A.L. Owens   Composer
Boots Randolph   Composer
Don Rollins   Composer
Billy Sherrill   Composer
Glenn Sutton   Composer
Hank Williams   Composer
Jack Moran   Composer
Tony Rounce   Liner Notes
James Rich   Composer
Gene Crysler   Composer
Hank Mills   Composer
Roy Burns   Composer
Ruth Roberts   Composer

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