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.

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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.

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Your Comments:

Valerie Hauser says:
kenny chesney is so HOT!! i love his music. he is my all time favorite country singer(always will be)!!! i love his song"there goes my life" and "i go back." he is so great (09-11-2004)

Valerie Hauser says:
kenny chesney is so HOT!! i love his music. he is my all time favorite country singer(always will be)!!! i love his song"there goes my life" and "i go back." he is so great (09-11-2004)

Will Penny ( says:
I'm wondering when these country music imposters are gonna dissappear. So many new stars, its like MTV country style. its a shame that the pop and rock charts are so full of garbage that these clowns use the cover of country music to get airplay for their sad attempt at music artestry. Shame on Music Row for selling out Country Music to these so called New country artists!! (09-10-2004)

jae turner ( says:
i've been listening to country music all my life
and i think nashville as to be the best yet (09-10-2004)

Erin Dannelly ( says:
Well i dint know what to say about Nashville Country Singers but that they do there best and they sing really good....well some of them! (09-09-2004)

Department Of Records says:
THE MOON IS IN THE SERPENT'S HOUSE! I just bought a copy of this one - paid a whole dollar for it. If the rest of the tracks are as good as Aquarius and Proud Mary I'll have gotten my money's worth! (09-06-2004)

karl annas ( says:
one day i wish i could get a good manager and go the u.s.a to sing with one of the big singers like george jones or alan jackson i had a five peice band in new zealand & now live in austraila (09-05-2004)

Emily says:
I Love Country Music sooooooo much!!! I Like On Country Music!! I Love Joe Nichols "If Nobody Believed In You" And Gretchen Wilson Here For The Party And Redneck Woman!!! They Are Great Songs!!!! (09-04-2004)

Michelle Ketprasit ( says:
hi i sooooooo love Keith Urban and Kasey Chambers she is soooooo cool Lea Carnigan is sooooo cute I love country misic my uncle is a country singer i love him sooooooooooooooooooooo much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (09-04-2004)

Faye ( says:
What country female singer sang "Wooden Heart"? (09-02-2004)

berh ewing ( says:
hello my name is bertha ewing and i wwas wondering if you vould help me with this little problem that i have and i was wondering how i would find out about gettin to get permission to use tammy wynette song and george jone and many othe vountry singer that have passed on and please let me know and also i was wondering about a phone number for ronny hawken's (08-30-2004)

krisley (amous1992) says:
I love George Strait's Newest song I hate everything. P.S. I love Wayne H. (08-29-2004)

Brenda (I dont want spam says:
Debby, her name was Sylvia the song was called "Nobody". I remember her singing it on Solid Gold show. Oh I feel old. LOL! (08-29-2004)

cec says:
the song is called run run run by ryan tyler (08-25-2004)

Debby ( says:
What female country singer sang the song with the lyrics: "Your nobody called today she hung up when I asked her name, now I wonder do you think she's being clever"? It's driving me crazy! (08-25-2004)

Josh Davis says:
Aquarius sounds so good that it swings. This is an amazing version. Believe me I've heard this song over and under until next year. Good campy fun. (08-23-2004)

Dayna Gowen ( says:
my favorite country singer is gretchen wilson SHE IS THE ALL TIME BEST!!!!!!! i love redneck woman cuz i am pretty much a redneck woman!!!!! (08-22-2004)

Kayla Backus ( says:
I love country and i have 2 favorite country singers. Toby Keith and BRAD PAISLEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

April says:
I just love all country music it makes me really think about life and i should enjoy it while i got it and i really like How Far, Country music is the best i have always listend to it and i probly always will (08-19-2004)

Tara ( says:
I used to watch t.v. all the time and CMT was a big channel for me, and I was wondering if anyone knew this mexican country singer who's video is in a church, and I can't think of his name, but I remember loving the song and him playing the guitar. If you know the song or the singer please e-mail me. Thanks! (08-15-2004)

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