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The nineties hits
on 16 May 2005
It may say something about the state of country music that Kenny is more famous for who he married in 2005 than for his long string of hits on the American charts, but there is no denying that Kenny is a very successful country singer. This compilation neatly encompasses the best of his music of the nineties, with four then-new tracks added for good measure. One of his old hits (The tin man) was re-recorded for the album while another (Back where I come from) is here as a live recording, and another (All I need to know) is re-mixed.
There is plenty of variety here, both in tempo (mainly ballads with a few up-tempo songs) and subject matter. Here you will find a song about alcoholism (That's why I'm here), a wedding anthem (Me and you), a song about his roots (Back where I come from), duet with Randy Travis (Baptism) and a novelty song (She thinks my tractor's sexy). I like the latter song but it doesn't do country music any favors with the critics, who use it as an example when they want to poke fun at country music. Two of the then-new songs (I lost it, Don't happen twice) justified their inclusion by becoming big country hits for Kenny.
This is a great collection of Kenny's hits of the nineties. If you enjoy country music, nineties style, you'll surely love this.