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America's Music: The Roots of Country


  • 1. Just Good Ol' Boys - Joe Stampley/John Anderson/Tim McGraw/Tracy Lawrence
    2. Today I Started Loving You Again - Jeff Carson/Merle Haggard
    3. Pressure Is On, The - Waylon Jennings/Hank Williams, Jr.
    4. Cattle Call - Eddy Arnold/LeAnn Rimes
    5. Nothin' But Love - Patty Loveless
    6. Roots of Country - Jeffrey Steele
    7. Tennessee Waltz - Kathy Mattea
    8. Mile Out of Memphis - Philip Claypool/Carl Perkins
    9. Lovesick Blues - Patsy Cline
    10. I Can Help - T.G. Sheppard
    11. Some Things Are Just Too Good to Last - Emmylou Harris/Jim Lauderdale - (featuring Emmylou Harris)
    12. Oklahoma Hills - Toby Keith
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): CD 77865

  • Credits
    ProducerChris Farren; Emory Gordy, Jr.; Chuck Howard; Jeffrey Steele; Jerry Crutchfield; Jim Lauderdale; Jimmy Bowen; Joe Stampley; Merle Haggard; Michael Lloyd; Mike Curb; Nelson Larkin; Owen Bradley; Wilbur C. Rimes
    EngineerJohnny Mulhair; Moondog Garrow; Jimmy Bowen; Paul Martin; Ron "Snake" Reynolds; Ron Treat; Russ Martin; Steve Tillisch; Tim Coats; Tom Harding; Bob Campbell-Smith; Bob Kearney; Brent Maher

    Performers include: Hank Williams Jr., Hank Williams Sr., Hank Williams III, Merle Haggard, Jeff Carson, Eddy Arnold, Kathy Mattea, Patty Loveless.
    Personnel: Jim Lauderdale (vocals, acoustic guitar); Emmylou Harris, Jeff Carson , Patsy Cline (vocals); Carl Perkins (guitar, background vocals); Dean Parks, Brian Adler, Laurence Juber (guitar); Johnny Mulhair (acoustic guitar, steel guitar); Bobby Thompson (acoustic guitar, banjo); Chris Farren (acoustic guitar, background vocals); Jerry Matheny, Mark Casstevens, Pat Buchanan, Paul Worley, B. James Lowry, Biff Watson, Billy Bremner, Kenny Bell (acoustic guitar); Reggie Young (electric guitar, sitar); Cary Park, Moondog Garrow, Billy Joe Walker , J.T. Corenflos, Steve Gibson , Brent Mason , Buddy Miller (electric guitar); Gary Beevers (steel guitar, dobro); Eddie Long, Al Perkins , Paul Franklin , Sonny Garrish, Jay Dee Maness, Milo Deering (steel guitar); Gary Morse, Mike Auldridge, Hank Williams, Jr. (dobro); Vernon Derrick (mandolin, fiddle); Kieran Kane (mandolin); Connie Ellisor, Pamela Sixfin, David Davidson (violin); David Russell, Lisa Silver, Randy Howard, Stuart Duncan, Joe Spivey (fiddle); Kathryn Plummer, Kristin Wilkinson, Jim Grosjean, Gary VanOsdale, Buddy Spicher (viola); John Catchings (cello); Ray Carl, Terry McMillan (harmonica); Jerry Vinett, Terry Mead (horns); John Hobbs (piano, keyboards); Jim Cox, Larry Knechtel, Steve Nathan, Bob Wray, Hargus "Pig" Robbins (piano); Mike Lawler (organ, synthesizer); Clayton Ivey, Paul Goad (keyboards); Tony Migliore (synthesizer); Tim Grogan, Brad Billingsley, Clifford Thompson, Jimmy Kelly, James Stroud, Lonnie Wilson, Paul Leim, Steve Duncan, Owen Hale (drums); Jim Haas, Lisa Criss, Crista Carnes, Kayla Powell, Lewis Morford, Jeffrey Steele , Philip Claypool, Tommy Funderburk, Vince Gill, Liana Manis (background vocals).
    Audio Mixers: John Guess; Michael Lloyd ; Paul Martin; Steve Marcantonio; Tim Coats; Bob Campbell-Smith; Bob Kearney.
    Unknown Contributor Roles: Don Potter; Eddy Arnold; Michael Zikovich; Joe Bogan; Kathy Mattea; LeAnn Rimes; Mack Vickery; Patty Loveless; T.G. Sheppard; Toby Keith; Waylon Jennings; Bernie Leadon; Craig Nelson ; Bruce Bouton.
    Arranger: Michael Lloyd .
    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." ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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