This is Blake's first greatest hits package. It features 14 of his biggest hits and his current single 'Who Are You When I'm Not Looking.' In 2001, Blake made his debut with the single 'Austin.' Released as the lead-off single from his self-titled debut album, 'Austin' went on to peak at #60 at Country radio in Canada. Shelton followed his debut with 2003's 'The Dreamer' (his first for Warner Bros. proper) and 2004's 'Blake Shelton's Barn & Grill,' where his first single 'Some Beach' reached #1 on the Country charts, and the following single 'Nobody But Me' peaked at #7. Shelton followed his third album with, 'Pure BS,' and a fifth album, 'Startin' Fires,' whose debut single 'She Wouldn't Be Gone' peaked at #7 at Country radio. 'Hillbilly Bone,' from Shelton's sixth studio album, and his first SIX PAK of the same name was the fastest rising single of his career and peaked in the Top 10 at Country radio.The country star continues to prove to be one of the industry's hottest vocalists as he reigns in on a successful year with career highlights that include the release of his two SIX PAK albums - 'Hillbilly Bone' and his most recent release, 'All About Tonight,' four CMA award nominations - including one for Male Vocalist of the Year, an ACM and a CMT award win garnered two No. 1 hits with his album's title-tracks, 'Hillbilly Bone' (featuring long-time friend, Trace Adkins) and 'All About Tonight' and he recently received an invitation to join as the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry. Shelton is the only solo male country artist - one of three artists overall - to log more than one chart-topper so far this year on Billboard's Hot Country Songs. Shelton has seven No. 1 hits which include his back-to-back multi-week No. 1 singles 'She Wouldn't Be Gone' and 'Home,' his five-week No. 1 debut single, 'Austin' and two additional multi-week No. 1 hits with 'The Baby' and 'Some Beach.' Blake Shelton has not had a single peak outside the Top Ten since 2007.TRACK-LISTING:1. Austin (2001) - #1 (Blake Shelton) 2. Ol' Red (200...
To some modern country artists, the words critics are using to describe Eric Church's third studio album may seem off-putting, but to the trailblazing mutineer and his equally passionate fans, the terms: "strange," "aggressive," "wild," and "rare," couldn't be more complimentary. Church's third studio album, Chief, has been buzzing as the most experiential, head-turning country album of the year. "I have a theory that all of us [artists] only get a small window of time to make records when people will really listen and care," said Church. "It's up to us to move the needle. People like Waylon and Cash or Garth and Strait,-- they all took the format and said, We're going over here,' and they each changed the direction of the music a little bit-- helping to make it what it is today." That desire to move the needle is the very reason Church has chosen to use the successes of six Top 20 country singles ("How Bout You," "Two Pink Lines," and "Guys Like Me" from his 2006 critically-acclaimed debut, Sinners Like Me; "Love Your Love The Most," "Hell On The Heart," and "Smoke A Little Smoke" from his sophomore release Carolina) and an ACM Award for New Solo Vocalist of the Year to push the creative envelope even further with Chief. Church took a month off and went to a secluded cabin in North Carolina to reflect and write the entire album which he later recorded in Nashville with producer, Jay Joyce (Patty Griffin, Cage the Elephant), who also produced his previous two releases. The songs that resulted from the diversion illustrate Church's impressive range and infinite creative canvas. Songs like "Drink in My Hand" and "Hungover & Hard Up," illustrate his ability to connect with a rowdy audience. Other songs like "Springsteen" and "Like Jesus Does," reveal a deeper emotions complemented by sophisticated song structures; and then there's "Homeboy" the provocative lead single and Church's fastest-rising career single to date-- that's already turning heads and causing critics from USA Today and Billboard to champion the re...
Brand: BROWN,ZAC BAND
Playing upwards of 200 dates a year, more than 2,500 shows in their career and selling more than 20,000 CDs independently, Zac Brown Band has only begun its ascent. The band's aggressive touring has helped it develop a fanatical grassroots following by winning over believers one person at a time. Driven by awe-inspiring musicianship, skillful songwriting and a dynamic live show that inspires word-of-mouth buzz, Zac Brown Band is already embraced by audiences who sing along with every word.
Manufacturer: Sony Legacy
Brand: Provident Distribution Group
Long before he was the King of rock, Elvis loved gospel music. He sang it as a child and throughout his career; all three of his Grammys(r) were for gospel recordings. With two songs not included in previous editions, this CD expands on the definitive Elvis gospel album!
For over twenty years George has remained at the forefront in an industry always looking for the fresh new thing. George's always consistent vocals, song quality and constant charm have continued to earn the respect of his peers and audiences alike. This first ever collection of George's 50 #1 career singles is a 2-CD set including 'I Hate Everything' the new single showing signs that George isn't satisfied with just 50 #1's. When George Strait's "She'll Leave You With a Smile" moved to the top of the country charts in early 2003, the handsome Lone Star crooner bested Conway Twitty for the most No. 1 singles by a solo artist. This collection of 50 chart-toppers, spanning 22 years, showcases the Cadillac of country singers at his best, blending traditional and contemporary stylings, but never straying too far from the core of his Texas barroom sound. "Fool Hearted Memory," from 1982, proves that Strait had his uncluttered production and straightforward vocal approach down from the start, no matter how many producers guided him to his peak. Through the years, the path to superstardom dictated that he trade the crisp Western swing of "Right or Wrong" and "Ace in the Hole" for squishy, mid-tempo crowd pleasers like "Check Yes or No" and "Write This Down." But he redeemed himself with such poignant heartbreakers as "So Much Like My Dad" and "â€¦Smile." This retrospective's one new track, "I Hate Everything," about a man in a bar who's besotted more from pain than whiskey, doesn't match up with the singer's best material, but it's still got that irresistible Strait hook: average-guy sincerity wrapped in a down-to-earth heart. --Alanna Nash
In just over 10 years, Shania Twain has risen to superstar status as a multi-Grammy award winner and over 65 million albums sold worldwide. Shania's first ever Greatest Hits album is packed with 21 tracks featuring 3 brand new songs including the first single "Party For Two" (recorded as two different duets: one with Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray and the other with Country newcomer and rising star Billy Currington). Twain's recently wrapped 2003-2004 UP! Tour reached nearly $80 million overall in ticket sales for North America. The 2004 leg alone brought in over $34 million, making this leg of Twain's tour the top grossing country tour of 2004. Shania Twain--recluse, happily married, mother of one--has sold more than 40 million albums with flirty, hook-laden, beat-heavy, country-tinged pop that has all the subtlety of a musical wet T-shirt contest, yet is as irresistible as Swiss chocolate and Pringles. There are a few heartfelt, moon-in-June love ballads on this generous and long-awaited 20-song collection, which includes three new songs along with all the predictable chart-toppers and near-chart-toppers. But it's the mostly nonstop, uptempo booty-shakers--too often with garish overproduction and vapid lyrics--that, for the unconverted, tend to run together after a while. No doubt, this relentlessly upbeat retrospective will keep Twain's millions of fans jumping up and down on their sofas. --Bob Allen Recommended Contemporary Crossover LeAnn Rimes, This Woman Faith Hill, Faith Dixie Chicks, Top of the World Tour LeAnn Rimes, Blue Faith Hill, Breathe Martina McBride, Martina
Manufacturer: Warner Bros.
Tracklist 1. Bringing Back the Sunshine (4:02) 2. Neon Light (3:43) 3. Lonely Tonight (3:38) 4. Gonna (3:03) 5. A Girl (3:36) 6. Sangria (3:54) 7. Buzzin' (3:47) 8. Just South of Heaven (4:10) 9. I Need My Girl (3:33) 10. Good Country Song (3:38) 11. Anyone Else (4:21) 12. Just Gettin' Started (3:27)
All of their best-known, best-loved hits, plus choice album cuts and three live performances. A Billboard bestseller when it was first released in 1972, this is still the best single-disc Simon and Garfunkel collection available. Simon & Garfunkel have two 3-CD box sets collecting their entire career output, one with out-takes and live recordings, but the duo who were among the bestselling acts of the 1960s only recorded five studio albums throughout the entire 1960s! Their studio perfectionism is never better served than here. This greatest hits is simple and to the point, a perfect collection for anyone looking to get the basic idea (and hits) without committing to a more serious relationship. The harmonies, Paul Simon's masterful songwriting, Garfunkel's soaring choirboy voice, are all here. --Rob O'Connor
Manufacturer: Sony Legacy
Brand: CBS Store
Track | Song 1 Big Revival, The 2 Drink It Up 3 Til It's Gone 4 American Kids 5 Wild Child - (featuring Grace Potter) 6 Beer Can Chicken 7 Rock Bottom 8 Don't It 9 Save It for a Rainy Day 10 Flora-Bama 11 If This Bus Could Talk