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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karl israel says:
country singers, you're all great here in the cordillera region in the philippines. what i like most are "When you come back to me again", ""honesty" and "ships of heaven".
we admire you all... (12-28-2004)

Tiffany says:
Oh my god!!! I love country music and who ever says that country is not good music,they need to listen to some of the really good country songs out there and realize that country is really fun to listen to. (12-25-2004)

Nicole ( says:
Wow i just love Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, and Chris Cagle! But Kenny tops all of them!!! If anyone has his email address please send it to me! (12-22-2004)

sarah says:
sally...if your going to insult a great institution like country music, at least have the ability to music!!!! (12-20-2004)

Ashley says:
I go brandon high school in florida and it's has alot of redneck guys and it sucks because every redneck look's like there wearing a pair of girls jeans (how gross)

(yes country's good music but don't get that into it, it's just music people) (12-08-2004)

Ashley says:
i love country music because all country singers sing with something that happenedin there life or in something that's happening in the world and it really catch's my heart.(i do like other music such as rap and hip-hop)
dec.8 2004 (12-08-2004)

Ron Tripsitter says:
I've never liked country music; neither have I sought help because of it. (12-08-2004)

BECCA says:
grath brooks rocks (12-08-2004)

BECCA says:
grath brooks rocks (12-08-2004)

becca says:
everyone i'm sorry to say but i sit next to some one thinks country sucks HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (12-08-2004)

tazshedevil132000 ( says:
hey anybody that hasn't heard Nelly & Tim McGraw needs to check out the new song ( Over & over again ) it is a cool song for a rapper & country singer to put together (12-07-2004)

tazshedevil132000( Vicky ) ( says:
I love Rascal Flatts music & can't wait for them to come to Topeka, Kansas so I can see them. I am a very devoted fan (12-07-2004)

LaRhonda Hunt ( says:
Dear all singers or all people who take the time to leave there families and come to sing for us we are very greatful for what u do and i hope that u guys keep up the good work i mean i would hate to loose alot of great singers just because of some stupid people who dont think about others or about anything else but them self so please keep on singing for us and never let someone tell u different. (12-07-2004)

chelsey ( says:
I think country music is okay at least some of their music is..... (12-05-2004)

hank says:
fuck country music (12-03-2004)

carl says:
tim mcgraw you've inspired me, i wanna be a somg writer when im older!
My mom believes in me! (12-03-2004)

sally says:
scountry music is shit (12-03-2004)

willie says:
if you dont like country music you need serious help! (12-03-2004)

tom ( says:
i love you! (12-03-2004)

its me again (jack) says:
green day rocks (12-03-2004)

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