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:

Robyn Spangler says:
I Love country music! Ira Dean and Tim McGraw are
the two hottest singers. I love Trick Pony, Trace
Adkins, Brooks and Dunn,Rascal Flatts, and Cledus
T. Judd. (04-24-2003)

Amber Black says:
Hi! My name is Amber and I'm 15 years old, I'll be 16 on June 23, 2003. I live in Greenville, PA and I would like to thank all the female and male country music artists for working so hard. I was into hard rock before I started to liten to country and now I love it. It's so inspirational and can lift people's spirits when they are down. My mom found out about a month ago that she has cancer and It's really hard to wake up every day and see that the person I love is dying right before my eyes and there's nothing I can do to stop it. I listen to all my country cd's that I have and they cheer me up and give me the confedence I need to go on. My favorite song is Martina Mcbride's "Concrete Angel" it's so touching and it helps me. Thanks again to Martina and the rest of the country artists out there.(Your greatly appriciated.)

Hillary ( says:
i think your hot!! you are the hottest singer i know. well e-mail me back at
or give me call at 379-7941 and ask for Hillary
I am 11 years old. my birthday is Sept.20,1991

love -ya-
bye (04-17-2003)

carol-fay ( says:
hey kala sup? (04-14-2003)

kala jade ( says:
sup everybody!!!love ya my hommy g' (04-14-2003)

countrygirl says:
Travis Tritt &Joe Nikels are good. Soare: trace adkins, tim mcgraw, toby keith, and martina mcbride ar awesome!!!!!! I hope you will always sing 4 us!!!!!!!!! (04-11-2003)

Mara says:
tell"magic" that country music kiks butt!!! (04-10-2003)

Mara says:
Tell "magic" (on 1 of these pages) that country music kiks butt!!!! (04-10-2003)

Mara says:
Tell "magic" That Country music kiks butt!!!! (04-10-2003)

Mara says:
I think Trace Adkins is cool!!!!! My friend Robyn thinks he is cool too. i love listening to:
toby keith, dixie chicks, tim mcgraw, martina mcbride, tracy byrd,trace adkins,(whoo!)and soooo many more! ilove country music. Everyone in my class calles me and my friend Robyn "Country Music Freaks". ( i am proud of that) I have listened 2 country music since i was 1. I will never stop listening to it! (04-10-2003)

andrea (tigereye) says:
your songs are great (04-10-2003)

mr butler ( says:
i tink that there keenny chesney is that there best singer n that there nashville place over younder i do (04-10-2003)

Cathy Hinkle ( says:
i love country music. i'm a big fan. that is all i listen to. i love all the good singers they are the best. i don't know what i would do with out it. thank u all for making the best. (04-08-2003)

Gennifer & Bobbi (Bigredprincess6902@hotmail,com) says:
we love you kenny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
we have come to all the concerts you have had here in PA and out of PA when we get the chance.
We will love country music forever because of you
love bobbi & genn

kenny chesney rocks our world (04-07-2003)

Gennifer Kelly ( says:
I can't wait till may 11 when he comes to pittsburgh because I will be there with all my friend because he is the best country singer that I have ever known.
Love genn and bobbi (04-07-2003)

Genna Becker ( says:
I LOVE COUNTRY MUSIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (04-06-2003)

becca gibson says:
some of the songs are stuped!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (04-05-2003)

rebecca gibson ( says:
you are the best singers (04-05-2003)

Jenna Miller ( says:
I am Kenny Chesneys biggest fan and i will do ANYTHING to get backstage passes to his concert in KNoxville if any one can help me please e-mail me!!! i am willing to pay ANy ammount! (04-05-2003)

Amber says:
I have grown up listening to country music. I love Wynonna, Dolly, and Jo Dee. Wynonna and Dolly are true divas! They are so talented and will live forever. Jo Dee Messina is a wounderful singer, she has a beautiful powerhouse voice that will some day rule Nashville. (04-04-2003)

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