Billboard #1s: Classic Country
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Billboard #1s: Classic Country

November 22, 2010

Song Title Artist
On The Road Again Willie Nelson
Act Naturally Buck Owens
I Fall To Pieces Patsy Cline
Stand By Your Man Tammy Wynette
I Walk The Line Johnny Cash & The Tennessee Two
Rhinestone Cowboy (2003 Digital Remaster) Glen Campbell
El Paso Marty Robbins
I Love A Rainy Night Eddie Rabbitt
King Of The Road Roger Miller
Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue (2001 Digital Remaster) Crystal Gayle
I Want To Go With You Eddy Arnold
Mama Tried (2001 Digital Remaster) Merle Haggard And The Strangers
The Three Bells Browns
Before The Next Teardrop Falls Freddy Fender
Somewhere Tonight Highway 101
Here You Come Again Dolly Parton
Forever And Ever, Amen (Remastered Album Version) Randy Travis
For The Good Times Ray Price
Hello Walls Faron Young
Rose Garden Lynn Anderson
The Gambler Kenny Rogers
Coal Miner's Daughter Loretta Lynn
Young Love Sonny James
Hello Darlin' Conway Twitty
Behind Closed Doors Charlie Rich
Walk On By Leroy Van Dyke
Four Walls Jim Reeves
Swingin' John Anderson
Streets Of Bakersfield (Remastered LP Version) Dwight Yoakam with Buck Owens
I'm Moving On Hank Snow

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: July 18, 2006
  • Release Date: July 18, 2006
  • Label: Rhino
  • Copyright: 2006 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.
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  • Total Length: 1:26:29
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  • ASIN: B0032ZNXYK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,923 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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45 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Three Reasons Why May 27, 2009
Format:Audio CD
There are three simple factors that make "Billboard #1's: Classic Country" a superior choice when compared to other similar compilations. First of all, the 30 songs included were all bona fide hits in their day, an interesting mix of instantly recognizable standards (like Loretta Lynn's "Coal Miner's Daughter" and Johnny Cash's "I Walk the Line") and half-forgotten gems that are ripe for rediscovery and renewed appreciation (like The Browns' "Three Bells" and Jim Reeves' "Four Walls"). Sure, one could quibble about why certain songs were included while another favorite by the same singer was left out, but overall the selections chosen comprise a wonderful overview of popular country music from the mid 1950's through the late 1980's.

Secondly, the songs included are the original hits performed by the original artists, as opposed to re-recordings of those hits by their original artists. The difference is more important than you might at first believe. Several other compilations include Ray Price's "For The Good Times" ... but it's a newer version in which the older Price doesn't display the same magnificent vocal range. Here you get the powerful 1970 original which was recorded when Mr. Price's voice was in peak condition. Ditto Lynn Anderson's "Rose Garden", Roger Miller's "King of the Road", and several other songs.

Finally, each and every song on this collection has been painstakingly remastered and sounds crystal clear, as if it was recorded recently. That's high praise indeed considering that a few of these tracks date back more than half a century! But in fact, even some of the more recent songs sound better than they did on their original CD releases, when the technology used to transfer analog recordings to digital format was less advanced.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Country #1 Hits May 9, 2007
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EXCELLENT 2 disk set!!! It's one of the best compilations of Classic Country #1 hits, in my opinion. I bought it as gifts for 5 other people and they also thought it was fantastic. I highly recommend this set.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great foundation for music library. November 23, 2008
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I enjoyed this CD. It helps balance my collection of new country with the classics. Didn't find a song I didn't enjoy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clearer sounding versions of familiar songs February 12, 2012
Format:Audio CD
I noticed listening to several versions of the same songs even in iTunes this CD has superior versions. Often the versions I've heard sound more muffled and I wondered if the song had ever been remastered off the first generation master, and not a subsequent second or third generation reel to reel tape dub (and analog generations don't get better with each copy). This is the clearest version I've heard of BEHIND CLOSED DOORS for example and all other versions sound like you have your hands cupped over your ears. A nice improvement.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Nice Greatest Hits CD January 3, 2012
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I purchased this CD for my great uncle who lives in a rest home. He loved the song selection and quality of the CD. He listens to it over and over again and really enjoys the memories the songs bring back. Highly recommended CD.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gift well received December 22, 2008
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This was purchased as a Christmas gift. The person I gave it to is really enjoying the music.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Country Hits September 8, 2012
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
This was a great album for the money. All the old song I used to listen to. It was funny for me to still remember all the word to song that old. Very good stuff. Thanks all
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars country cd July 2, 2008
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Since i am a classic country and classic rock fan i thought this cd was very good. also Amazon delivered it very quick though i was on free shipping thanks Amazon.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars good selection
love all the songs..even my husband liked and hes not a country fan. would recommend. my kids will even like it
Published 1 month ago by Diane McDonough
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Country Oldies!!!
I absolutely love this CD. It has some of the best country songs from my childhood. When listening to this CD, it reminds me of when my father and I would be riding around in his... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Ed Schuler
5.0 out of 5 stars #1
I really like all of the old classic songs. I like that the songs are by the original artists. The songs bring back great memories.
Published 2 months ago by Ellen
5.0 out of 5 stars It's good
I'm not sure why I bought this but it has alot of great songs on it. I'm really not a country music fan but this album has most of the old favorites from my childhood. Read more
Published 3 months ago by ByronS
5.0 out of 5 stars Grandchidren
Had this CD and could not find it in the store my other messed up and my grandchildren loved the songs on it.
Published 3 months ago by Deborah Mccrary
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't go wrong
With the ability to listen to song clips before purchase, I always get exactly what is expected with no guess work. Amazon has got this right.
Published 3 months ago by adrenaline junky
2.0 out of 5 stars Bad Songs
Disappointed in the song choice. Not many songs that are still known and recognized today. If you were a 90s baby, these songs are not what you have come to know. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Danielle
5.0 out of 5 stars Great introduction
If you are new to this kind of music for whatever reason, I would recommend this. Its got some great stuff and is easy to follow.
Published 4 months ago by Treebeard
4.0 out of 5 stars A flashback to old country
I grew up on country music so when this was on sale I bought it. It doesn't make my everyday playlist, but it is a fun trip down memory lane sometimes. I still know the words.
Published 5 months ago by A. Schmoll
5.0 out of 5 stars Great memories!
All of the hits you remember. Some of these people have passed on and with albums like this they will live on forever. This music is a dying breed. Read more
Published 5 months ago by B. Carr
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