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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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:

Flirtyblondechic says:
kenny is hot (11-17-2002)

Kelly ( says:
HEY!! Niiice page haha!! Kenny is the HOTTEST!! WOO!! I have met him a few times cause my dad works for 2 country stations!!! DA*N he is soooooo HOTT in real life woo!!!! Well lata babe!! Talk to me if ya want (sn... jaxsftbll9)
-Kelly MOO (11-14-2002)

kennybabe_93 says:
Kenny Cheseny is sooooooooooo HOT. He is atotal Hottie!!!! (11-12-2002)

ERIKA says:

M. J. Stevens ( says:
Oh, man... I just happened upon this website, and just got done listening to AQUARIUS...I am staggered, knocked out...I can't wait to explore the site and see what other awful stuff is here. I have the same feeling as when I happen to visit St. Bartholemew's Thrift Store on a good day. Thanks! (11-04-2002)

kevin (nd37433) says:
I like the 2002 singers better than 69 singers (10-30-2002)

Erika says:
Kenny Cheseny is the BEST. (10-28-2002)

Mary Edwards ( says:
I am a songwriter, I don't pitch bovine fertilize. I love beautiful music and that's what I write for my own enjoyment since that doesn't seem to be the going tune today. I can't stand the crap that's being done today. (10-28-2002)

mia ( says:
I am looking for a song called Houston about a man leaving a message to his girlfriend on his answering machine saying "if this is you when he will be back and everyone else don't matter (10-16-2002)

music lover says:
Screeching screaming lizards! how can a record company justify THIS! Are they going to follow up with "publik enemy sings perry como' (10-12-2002)

Ally ( says:
Well, All i have to say is KENNY CHESENY IS the BEST! keep up the good work!!!!!!!!!!! (10-04-2002)

Coolio ((deitz@attbi)) says:
I love country!!!!! I just got a burner and have burned about 5 cds. I want to go to nashvill and see the hall of fame. It would be such an insparation. I think Kenny Chesney is the best sinnger and is sooooo HOT HOT HOT!!!!!!!! (09-28-2002)

Chrysta Baxter ( says:
I just wanted to say i love you Toby! (09-18-2002)

shirley ( says:
Looking for a song by Sammy Smith.Called Help me make it through the night.Any chances of getting it for myself.
Shirley (09-17-2002)

Naj ( says:
Wow - I am humbled to have found this site. Awe inspiringly bad. Thank you Frank for this wonderful project of the best of bad music. (09-09-2002)

Cori ( says:
I love counrty music stars they are awesome!
And they inspire you and everbody else! (09-07-2002)

dorothy spencer (jerry740@aol,com) says:
yiu cannot find anything on susie akkison who sung " While I was making love to you " why not? (09-07-2002)

dorothy spencer (jerry740@aol,com) says:
yiu cannot find anything on susie akkison who sung " While I was making love to you " why not? (09-07-2002)

Yandoon says:
After listening to Proud Mary I have begun to ponder how exactly one would go about humping grain... (08-25-2002)

Jennifer ( says:
hi country singers,
I BLEED COUNTRY I LOVE IT SO MUCH!!!!i've always wanted to go to nashville to see country hall of fame. (but havn't yet) i want to get Alison Krouse's new cd Let me touch u for a while!!! i love that song!!!!!!! (so does my dad) and i have Sara Evans Born to fly cd i love "I KEEP LOOKING" that's my too!!!!

well all i want is to visit nashville to see everyone!!!
the country lover!!!!
Jennifer Rueter, 12
p.s. u can e-mail me, or send me a letter plez at 30 North River Rd. Burlington, WI 53105 (08-19-2002)

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