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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finola ( says:
I visited Nashville 4yrs ago for fan fair week , it was the best week of my life , my favourite singers are Vince Gill , and Steve holy , If you love country music as much as i do , then save up and go to Nashville in 2007 June 4th it starts . i'll be there ......... (11-30-2006)

maxi ( says:
hi i am from namibia/windhoek in africa and i was wondering can anyone help me with a country song..i can't remember the words don't even know who sang please anyone i truly need it..the only words i remember is
"at the age of 37..i drove through a red convertable or it is something in that line..please help me (11-09-2006)

Georgia ( says:
I am looking for an email address for Toby Kieth can anyone help? please send it to my email address Thanks!! (11-04-2006)

crystal ( says:
im looking for the name of a classic country song it goes upstairs in the bed room shes plaining to cheat combing her hair and fixing up neat down stairs in the back room im loading my gun walking the floor and wishing it done (10-17-2006)

ashley youman ( says:
hi everyone. ive always wanted to be a country singer and i just dont known how to get out there i have a very good voice i can sing any thing and everthing but i just dont know how to get my voice herd. so can someone out there please help me. i konw there amican idol but i dont want to be herd that away so if you run bye this please contact me @ my thinks... (10-01-2006)

Charlie Frederick ( says:
I went to see George Jones on Saturday at the Frederick County Fair in Frederick, Maryland. The crowd loved him! While the "Possum" is showing some signs of age...his performance was the classic George Jones. I have had the distinct pleasure to see the great ones in country music in my time...Cash, Haggard and many more....but George Jones is truly the greatest! The Jones sound and song will live forever in the hearts and minds of his fans and regardless of who might come along later....George Jones is Number One! God Bless George and his continued work in keeping country music country. (09-26-2006)

Britni ( says:
I have always loved to go to Nashville all my life and would love to meet Kenny Chesney mostly and meet any of the hott country singers (young that is) (09-15-2006)

Hugh ( says:
Please help, anyone. I am lookin for this one song forever, I believe from a female country singer. I just don't know who (I was young back then, say maybe from the early 80's).

I appreciate it if anyone knows and can tell me the title and artist.
I know some words of the song but maybe they are all out of order. Here is how the song kinda goes:

"" I have no right to ask you
I know you must do what you have to
But baby please think of me while you're away
Please don't fall in love
don't fall in love
don't fall in love, without me
Please don't fall in love
don't fall in love
don't fall in love, without me.""

That is all I know. I'm thinking maybe it's someone similar to Linda Ronstadt.

My email address:

Thank you.


abstract says:
I don't think they're from Nashville. Maybe Smyrna. (08-24-2006)

kentuckyfusion ( says:
I've been real impressed with a young artist on Broadway at The Stage in Nashville by the name of Lewis Copeland. This kid is going to break out! (08-14-2006)

Diana Steele ( says:

Okay... I shutdown my Penstar webpage and opened up Would still LOVE to get a review from you, Frank.

JessJohn - Where have you gone?

Diana (08-12-2006)

Chris Vaughan ( says:
Good morning all,

I am currently researching a new documentary for a British Broadcaster called Just Fabulous Television in London. We are about to embark on developing a programme which explores the most prolific U.S African American country singers of all time. As we are in the research and development stages I was wondering whether or not anyone could suggest the types of singers we should profile in the programme. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Best wishes,

Chris Vaughan
Programme Researcher (08-10-2006)

Richard says:
I tried listening to "Proud Mary," but the song stopped playing after about a minute.

My guess would be that someone totally unfamiliar with pop music wrote down the lyrics by listening (no doubt for the first time) to the hit versions of these songs. It would also seem that the singers, musicians, arrangers, and producers were similarly ignorant of contemporary pop music, or else someone down the line would have realized how badly the lyrics had been misinterpreted.

Eddie Rabbitt passed away from lung cancer in 1998. (08-06-2006)

C. Terentius Rufus says:
Did anybody else think that the lead female singer had a decidedly Asian accent? (08-05-2006)

Faye ( says:
What happened to Eddie Rabbit. I know he died but from what? (08-04-2006)

Thursa ( says:
Country is the best music out there.

Martina McBride/Faith Hill/ Carrie Underwood have great voices (08-03-2006)

Melissa ( says:
country music is the best music that you can sing to besides pop.I always wanted to be a singer for one day I hope my dream comes true and I think I will want to me either a country singer or pop. (07-20-2006)

andrea johnson ( says:
i love going too nashville. i like country music. (07-20-2006)

ellen larocco ( says:
I have only a few words to say...I LOVE MERLE HAGGARD (07-16-2006)

Pat Green says:
Traditional country singer & songwriter J. K. Coltrain just released a new CD The Truck Stops Here on CMG Records Nashville. Some of the tracks plus some of his earlier songs are here; (07-15-2006)

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