There has been a lot of country music related news lately. George Jones passed away on April 26th at the age of 81. Willie Nelson celebrated his 80th birthday on April 30th. Brad Paisley teamed up with LL Cool J to release the song Accidental Racist.
It’s fitting then, that we’re finally able to announce that the library has added Country: the Perfect Country Collection to our music collection. It’s like a crash course in the best country music of the past 50+ years.
It is made up of 25 classic country albums and runs the gamut from Marty Robbins’s 1959 album Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs to Johnny Cash’s 1968 album At Folsom Prison to Willie Nelson’s 1975 album Red Headed Stranger to George Jones’s 1980 album I Am What I Am to Brad Paisley’s 2003 album Mud On the Tires and, finally, Montgomery Gentry’s 2004 album You Do Your Thing. I’ve never been a big country music fan, but I really enjoyed listening to some of these CDs while cataloging them, especially the older albums. You can check out each album individually so you don’t have to lug around the complete box set.
Seach the catalog for Country Music to see the various books and videos we also have on the subject.
And if you are interested in Jazz or Blues we also have the Perfect Jazz Collection volumes 1 and 2 and the Perfect Blues Collection.
So, before I hit the dusty trail on this blog post, I’ll leave you with a YouTube video of Marty Robbins’s song El Paso. Now git along little dogies.