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A Listmania! list by Doug DePew "Military Memoirs" (Missouri, USA)
The list author says: "I've played trumpet and guitar for thirty years. I also write songs. I served in the Army Infantry for just over four years, have a BSEd in history and English, and now teach in a federal prison. I'm also the author of the soon to be released book "SAT & BAF!" about my time in Cold War Germany."
Storms of Life
1.  Storms of Life by Randy Travis
The list author says:
  "Revived traditional country music. Every song is a masterpiece."
$7.34   Used & New from: $0.50
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

Guitars Cadillacs Etc, Etc.
2.  Guitars Cadillacs Etc, Etc. by Dwight Yoakam
The list author says:
  "Part of the wave of traditionalists that saved country in the '80s."
$7.30   Used & New from: $0.19
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

Strait Country
3.  Strait Country by George Strait
The list author says:
  "The first of the wave of traditionalist that saved country."
$4.99   Used & New from: $0.88
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

20 of Hank Williams' Greatest Hits
4.  20 of Hank Williams' Greatest Hits by Hank Williams Sr.
The list author says:
  "I grew up listening to this 8-track as I went to sleep."
$11.18   Used & New from: $0.47
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)

Kristofferson
5.  Kristofferson by Kris Kristofferson
The list author says:
  "So many classics it's hard to believe."
$11.95   Used & New from: $0.60
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

That Lonesome Song
6.  That Lonesome Song by Jamey Johnson
The list author says:
  "Raw, real, and gritty...one of the best country albums in the last couple decades."
$8.32   Used & New from: $4.32
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (130 customer reviews)

Sweet Dreams: Her Complete Decca Masters 1960-1963
7.  Sweet Dreams: Her Complete Decca Masters 1960-1963 by Patsy Cline
The list author says:
  "Patsy belong in any list of this type. This is the best collection of her works."
$25.79   Used & New from: $13.33
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

Waylon Jennings - Greatest Hits [RCA]
8.  Waylon Jennings - Greatest Hits [RCA] by Waylon Jennings
The list author says:
  "A great collection of Waylon. I have this on vinyl."
$17.01   Used & New from: $0.80
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

I Wonder Do You Think of Me
9.  I Wonder Do You Think of Me by Keith Whitley
The list author says:
  "Masterpiece from a great singer we lost too young...spine chilling."
Used & New from: $0.33
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Blessed Or Damned
10.  Blessed Or Damned by Dale Watson
The list author says:
  "Haunting."
$11.99   Used & New from: $3.71
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Chill of an Early Fall
11.  Chill of an Early Fall by George Strait
The list author says:
  "I own every George Strait record, and this one is his most underrated. It's very poignant and great!"
$7.33   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

A Decade of Hits
12.  A Decade of Hits by Charlie Daniels Band
The list author says:
  "This is essential for Charlie Daniels music."
$6.99   Used & New from: $0.75
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)

Whiskey Bent & Hell Bound
13.  Whiskey Bent & Hell Bound by Hank Williams Jr.
The list author says:
  "Hank has so many, but this one has a few gems that didn't get radio play."
$5.00   Used & New from: $0.64
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Silver Tongued Devil & I
14.  Silver Tongued Devil & I by Kris Kristofferson
The list author says:
  "Tremendous accomplishment."
$7.02   Used & New from: $1.53
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

Ballad of Forty Dollars / Homecoming
15.  Ballad of Forty Dollars / Homecoming by Tom T. Hall
The list author says:
  "Both great albums...might as well use the pair."
$19.21   Used & New from: $11.63
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Guitar Town
16.  Guitar Town by Steve Earle
The list author says:
  "This album is a masterpiece. It's a brilliant blend of traditional country and rock influences. It's loaded with great songs."
$10.66   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Straight to Hell
17.  Straight to Hell by Hank Williams III
The list author says:
  "Filled with bad language, but also filled with incredibly good music."
$14.50   Used & New from: $5.74
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (143 customer reviews)

John Prine
18.  John Prine by John Prine
The list author says:
  "The best record from the quirky John Prine."
$8.55   Used & New from: $2.69
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews)

Del Rio, TX 1959
19.  Del Rio, TX 1959 by Radney Foster
The list author says:
  "Pure and honest."
Used & New from: $1.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

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Big City
20.  Big City by Merle Haggard
The list author says:
  "One of the best by one of the best."
$7.18   Used & New from: $2.82
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

Right Or Wrong
21.  Right Or Wrong by George Strait
The list author says:
  "Pure honky-tonk and Texas swing!"
$7.98   Used & New from: $0.26
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Jesus Was a Capricorn
22.  Jesus Was a Capricorn by Kris Kristofferson
The list author says:
  "Includes some great songs including "Why Me". A classic."
$19.95   Used & New from: $0.50
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

Johnny Cash Live at San Quentin
23.  Johnny Cash Live at San Quentin by Johnny Cash
The list author says:
  "This album is just too good to leave off the list."
$16.00   Used & New from: $0.38
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)

Garth Brooks
24.  Garth Brooks by Garth Brooks
The list author says:
  "In my opinion, his debut was the best record Garth ever made."
$11.99   Used & New from: $3.00
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)

Killin Time
25.  Killin Time by Clint Black
The list author says:
  "Another great record from the class of '89."
$7.33   Used & New from: $0.99
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

Pancho & Lefty
26.  Pancho & Lefty by Willie Nelson
The list author says:
  "The soundtrack to a period of my life."
$7.08   Used & New from: $2.96
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

Don't Rock the Jukebox
27.  Don't Rock the Jukebox by Alan Jackson
The list author says:
  "Pure country and proud of it!"
$4.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Mama Tried
28.  Mama Tried by Merle Haggard
The list author says:
  "The original outlaw singer."
Used & New from: $1.75
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Doug DePew "Military Memoirs" (Missouri, USA)
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Last updated: 4/18/11
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