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Nashville Country Singers

Country singers butchering the Hits of '69.

I've heard some good singers occasionally screw up a word or two in a cover song, but "Hits of '69" by the Nashville Country Singers takes the cake. Apparently, nobody bothered to give these folks copies of the lyrics to the songs they were expected to sing. Combine that with flat music and off-key vocals and you have what was certainly one of the most exciting new albums of the year.

Check out how the Country Singers butcher two of my favorite songs. On "Aquarius", the moon is no longer in the seventh house, but the serpent's house. Then the phrase "no more falsehoods or derisions" somehow becomes -- get this -- "thunderbolts of long duration". Whoa! But that's nothing compared to what they do to "Proud Mary". Incredibly, they don't even sing the phrase "Proud Mary" once throughout the entire song. Among other flubs, these guys "seen a lotta plays in Memphis" and "Humped a lotta grain in New Orleans". I don't know what they were taking in Nashville back in 1969 but I sure want some for my next party.

Nashville Country Singers
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Songs:

Aquarius (Real Audio) Harmony and understanding... except for understanding of the lyrics to this song.
Proud Mary (Real Audio) Trust me, this is nothing to be proud of.

See Also: The Now Generation: Come Together, Things Go Better With Love

Your Comments:

morgen (morgentiffany@earthlink.com) says:
tim mcgraw,kenney chesney,and trace adtkins r really if you agree please write on this page f u do (03-25-2004)

morgen (morgentiffany@earthlink.com) says:
you ladys that love dierks bently and kenny chesney please email me (03-25-2004)

Emma Glover says:
Martina's new song is da bomb!!!!! I love her music!!! (03-24-2004)

Ashley (Horse_lover_401@gotmail.com) says:
I want to tell Lonestar, u guys r the best.
ashley (03-21-2004)

Connie Untree says:
Amen Geraldo! None of these new Peckerwoods have anything on artists like Charlie McCoy (who played with Dylan), or Bill Anderson (who wrote great tunes!), or the many Nashville players of the past that made this kind music great. It is all just dressed up Rock music. The old stuff is much better than the shit they dress up and call it Cun-Tree these days. (03-20-2004)

Stephanie (stephers1532@aol.com) says:
I LOVE Trace Adkins!! When I was 13 I saw him in concert and thought things could never get better but then they did!! A few months ago my uncles band had the opportunity to open for him and I was lucky enough to go backstage and meet him right b4 he went onstage. Because he was walkin from his bus to the stage I only had room for a quick hello and a picture!! That is a night I will NEVER 4get and I haven't let my uncle 4get how much I luv him 4 doin that 4 me since that day!! (03-19-2004)

Ella Allen says:
Hey

I was wonting to tell the lone star gan hey
yall are the best. (03-19-2004)

Samantha Sharpe (chillin960) says:
i love country music (03-19-2004)

Samantha Sharpe (chillin960) says:
i love country music (03-19-2004)

MWhitney says:
To Geraldo Rice. Agreed!! Amen!

To M. Dillion... Think back several years ... Viet Nam? Over 58,000 American men and women killed... and who knows how many mamed and wounded.... all because of the lies of LBJ! (03-17-2004)

Geraldo Rice (svsu_ramblin_man@hotmail.com) says:
"Nashville Country Singers" is an oxymoron. There is no country music in Nashville anymore. Just a bunch of pop, candy, redneck crap. That's why Merle Haggard is recording for a punk rock label. Nashville supports only those who it can control. Hank Williams Sr got the shaft from Nashville. Johnny Cash got the shaft from Nashville. The Outlaws (Waylon, Willie, etc) got the shaft from Nashville. And those that are STILL playing REAL country, yes there are some, aren't even recognized in Nashville. People like Wayne Hancock, Dale Watson, Scott Biram, and the man who will change the face of country one day, Hank Williams III. Country is ridiculed today because of songs about sexy tractors and about "girls loving ****** chrome," and puppets like McGraw, Faith Hill, and Kenny Chesney. Bring back real artists into country, and country will be respectable again. (03-17-2004)

Bailey (chickypoo_39@hotmail.com) says:
i am 12 years old and i am an altimate country fan i can't even tell you who my favorite singer is because i like them all so much!In my class there are only 3 people that like country music all the rest of them are into rap and i hate it.I love to sing but i can't sing in public i get so nervouse but iam still working on it my ultimate dream is to be a country singer! (03-13-2004)

Adam says:
I once watched Rawhide on acid. The mental scars had healed until I foolishly played Aquarius on your website. It's a great feeling, but I don't dare leave the room... (03-13-2004)

melissa deck (Goldie_locks92380) says:
I love kenny Chesney can you send me some pictures of him he is like the number one hotest guy on this planet

(03-12-2004)

Tresha H (Tresha767@aol.com) says:
I think country music is the best. I get up listening to it and while driving to work and back home again. To all the country singers out there. keep up the good work. (03-11-2004)

Sue Skippon (sueskippon52@hotmail.com) says:
Hi

I Like all kinds of Music Especially Country Music and Nashville of course I like George Strait anyone who likes George Strait Please could u get in touch with me via my email address love to hear from all u country music folks (03-06-2004)

keith (kmorgan@hotmail.com) says:
i like toby keith ang joe nichols (03-02-2004)

Big Pervy says:
I'd do the Dixi-Chix any day!

What's this gotta do with this record anyway? (02-26-2004)

M. DILLION says:
IT APPEARS THAT TOBY KEITH WAS WRONG ABOUT THE
IRAQ WAR, AND THE DIXIE CHICKS WERE CORRECT.
DOES TOBY PLAN ON ISSUING AN APOLOGY?

GEORGE BUSH LIED ABOUT THE WAR, AND MANY PEOPLE
BELIEVED WHAT HE SAID - INCLUDING KEITH. MAJORITY OF AMERICANS SUPPORT THEIR TROOPS. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THAT. OVER 500 HAVE BEEN
KILLED, AND OVER 3000 MAMED -- ALL OVER LIES.

CITIZENS NEED TO BECOME MORE INVOLVED IN THIS COUNTRY, AND THE PEOPLE TO RUN IT. DO NOT BLINDLY FOLLOW A PRESIDENT WHO LIES. WE NEVER
BELIEVED HIM FROM THE BEGINNING.

I GUESS ALL KEITH CARES ABOUT IS THAT HE GOT A HIT RECORD OUT OF IT. SHAME ON HIM. (02-26-2004)

Yeni Dyer (yeni_jones@hotmail.com) says:
Hello,
I love Brad Paisley, well, I think he is the difference. If you know what I mean. (02-24-2004)





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