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Of the three remaining major record labels, the vast majority of the country music recorded in the 20th century is now owned by either Sony or Universal. The labels that are now part of the Warner group tended not to be interested in country music until the eighties or later.Of course, the Warner group is stronger in some other music categories. but this compilation (on their in-house oldies reissue label Rhino) is still packed with great music despite being mostly limited to the seventies and eighties.

The Kenny Rogers tracks are 1990 re-recordings but very well done. The rest are all original recordings. The Willie Nelson tracks are from his Atlantic recordings of the early seventies. I was surprised to find Olivia Newton John here, but I now know that her early seventies recordings are owned by Warner. There are plenty of other familiar names here including Gram Parsons, Linda Ronstadt, Dwight Yoakam, Randy Travis and Glen Campbell to name a few.

There is one omission that I can only put down to an oversight by the compiler -Stella Parton had a UK top 40 pop hit in 1977. Very few of the other artists had a UK hit at all, so it should have been included. Still, the rest of the music here is of such a quality that I feel it would be unfair to knock a star off for that.

This is a fantastic compilation despite Stella's absence. I hope it does well because that might encourage the UK branches of Rhino and Warner to show more interest in country music.

Please note that the Amazon.com reviews listed at the bottom of the page are for a different compilation. One of them mentions 100 tracks; there are just 60 here.
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on 7 July 2010
The correct track listing is:
Rose Garden - Lynn Anderson
Behind Closed Doors - Charlie Rich
Funny Face - Donna Fargo
Coal Miner's Daughter (Live) - Loretta Lynn
Abilene - Waylon Jennings
Wolverton Mountain - Claude King
For The Good Times - Kenny Rogers & The First Edition
Please Help Me I'm Falling - Hank Locklin
(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song - The Jordanaires
Abilene - George Hamilton IV
What You Don't Say - La Toya Jackson & Lee Greenwood
You Were Always On My Mind - Charley McCoy
Take My Hand For A While - Don Williams
I Let My Mind Wonder - Willie Nelson
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on 24 July 2014
smashing country collection.
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on 9 March 2016
This ones for all county music fans young and old alike who loves a good get together
best at B. B. Q 's and Barn Dances
Songs from well known singers no out laws here to shoot.... Just fantastic country music
Five Gold Stars for this Country Collection
Just good music to enjoy with a jug or two.... Brilliant
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on 28 July 2015
its ok
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on 25 August 2014
Great
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