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:

Emmy says:
Laughing my you know what off...When the moon is in the Serpent's, I can't stop laughing. Not to mention the flat notes.

Proud Mary: "And I never lost a manner of speaking"...Where do they get these words.."pumped alot of grain"...what river are they on. Well, I needed a good laugh and I got one.

Oh my...too funny.

Thisrz (04-09-2006)

Ray says:
So, country was once about artists playing music and singing songs. It still is, technically, except that the, sickeningly, vast majority don't write ANY of their material. So how can they take themselves seriously? They accept awards and bask in the spotlight like they actually did something.

How many times can Toby Keith capitalize on the nostalgia value of beinng American?

How often can gretchen Wilson succesfully sing a song about taking pride in being a bottom-of-the-crap-barrel white-trash trailer-skank?

And when is someone going to tell the lead singer of Rascal Flatts that he looks like a complete loser? He needs to give his DNA back to Joey Fatone and Lance Bass of N'Sync.

Right now, unfortunately, modern country is Pop. Nothing more and nothing less. People singing songs they didn't write and getting rich and famous from it, with no guilt.

RIP Johnny Cash (03-30-2006)

thomas says:
I just watched a special on Garth Brooks and it was interesting but I was curious about one thing. Why,
during the entire time I watched, did he never give his wife any credit for anything? Yes, it is great that he married his best friend Trisha and all of that and that his Mother was his inspiration. What about the Mother of his children. He gave her no credit at all in his success or his childrens lives. It was almost like she never existed. To me this was a terrible thing. What must she have gone through all the years she was married to him. In the pictures it didn't look as though she lived lavishly or anything. Why was she given no credit?

ct (02-06-2006)

Randy Crabtree ( says:
I don't know what to think about a lot of the Nashville music right now. I think Oklahoma artists are some of the better musicians in country music. Vince Gill from Oklahoma City, Toby Keith from Moore, Jeremy Castle from Blanchard, and Reba McEntire from are a few of the talented artists from Oklahoma that are very talented. (11-16-2005)

Saka ( says:
I love country song, and i wanna know the story behind the song Please Mr Please by Olivia Newton John. can anyone tell me. on my email Thank you (10-20-2005)

taylor ( says:

boo ( says:
Can't figure out this song I don't have much to go on it is a new female artist and the song is about a mother leaving her husband and daughter and she hopes some day when the daughter is older she can forgive her Help!! (09-27-2005)

Paula ( says:
I love Grechen Wilson. I'm disabled, and I've
seen what see has done for other disabled people
I really wish she could help me out. I'm a 27 woman living on S.S.I without a home to call
my own because the state mess with my life.
So Red Neck Woman if you can see this comment please help me and E mail me.
Hell Ya! bye (09-26-2005)

Jp ( says:
To me on the far side of the earth I think there are really good new artists,although it takes a wee while to reach me here in Namibia .Wont tell you where it is - look it up.
Can anyone tell me whre there is a site whre i can get lyrics to Country and gospel songs. Jp (07-20-2005)

David Batterson ( says:
Behind These Doors By Unknown David Batterson, I am David Batterson of Oklahoma City Oklahoma,, A singer songwriter since I was 10. I write all sorts of stuff and have posted the Lyrics here, I hope that Frank Will Display them along with this post. The song is a sad song I wrote in 2001 and its called Behind These Doors. Ill gladly email anyone a copy of the unplugged version if theyd like. Iwant to say that I love this site and that I wish the best of luck to all that want to be heard on the radio someday... You should check out my song..Everyone says I sound like Randy Travis... (07-15-2005)

David Batterson ( says:
Date: Tue, 24 Dec 2002 08:46:04 EST
Subject: Behind These Doors

"Behind These Doors"
written by David Batterson 2002
intro @ d/a/g (fingerpicking into first verse)
Verse 1)
well was(d)sang to sleep last(a)night by a(g)headache
from(d)drinkin all day(a)long and the night(g)before
knowing(d)no one(a)knew about my(g)heartache
I can(d)do it all(a)again behind these(g)doors d/a

Verse 2) (same progression as first verse)
your mamma called last night askin for you
I didnt have the heart to say youd gone
now its night fall in misery, girl I miss you
prayin to god youll come back home

Chorus (chord progression changes)
(c)behind(d)these(g)doors sits a(d)fool in(c)hiding(d)
waiting(c)patiently by the(g)phone(d)
(c)cant(d)get(g)over(d)you but Im(c)trying (carry note and upstrum c/ hammer a)
(d)yearning for(a)you to(c)come(c)back(g)home

Verse 3) (progression changes back to original as in verses 1 and 2)
cryin love em leave em is on the radio
I tried to sleep but its no use
the dedication line is open
so I dialed it up just for you
(repeat chorus)

Verse 4)
darlin as you forget me miss me
I wish upon a fallin star
my loves still strong though the star fades
but Im still here with a broken heart
(repeat chorus then go straight into second line in chorus stay in the same key keep tempo)
outro @ d/a/g same as intro (fingerpicking then d/a one strum)

well I was(d)sang to sleep last(a)night by a by a pounding(g)headache
(thats all folks)"This is a great website for all musicians young and old with the same intrests and the love for music lets keep it strong!" (07-15-2005)

mallie says:
i love grechen wilson and all the country singers
and you all shouldn't talk about them like that. (07-13-2005)

meemee ( says:
For John: Get on your plastic horse and ride on out of here ...and stay out! before the real cowgirls whoop up on ya, CITY DUDE! (07-13-2005)

meemee ( says:
This is for John: Go your on self back to the city. If you can't say anything positive about true country, then we surely don't want you on this site. (07-13-2005)

John says:
I keep reading these things about country music and the cowboys like tim McGraw. What? since when does putting on a plastic cowboy hat and some boots make you a cowboy. Go back to the city, and quit trying to be a cowboy. At least the new artists who are singing so called country music, can be themselves, write their own songs, and not have to wear a plastic cowboy hat and pointy boots and call themselves a cowboy. Go back to your trailer parks and quit assumking because you have a cowboy hat that you are a cowboy (07-08-2005)

dakota ( says:
boots, chaps and cowboy hats..nothing else matters...we're all going country baby!!! (06-18-2005)

?????&the Mysterians says:
I agree with the girl who's working on her GED - if you don't like country music, you must be dumb. And if you don't like polka, you're a lesbian. So there. (06-17-2005)

Giddy-Up Go Daddy ( says:
???????? (if that IS her real name) is right. Until you've walked a mile in Tim McGraw's hat, just shut up about country music!!!! (06-17-2005)

???????? says:
I love country music. I love Tim Mcgraw!! i think if people don't like country they are dumb and should stop writing stupid stuff about it. (06-16-2005)

Harold ( says:
I came accross a site the other night, that I think, anyone loving the old style of country music would love....If any of you are interested I'd like to share it with you...I was impressed should get you there. (06-12-2005)

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