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The Greatest Country Hits of 1960
The Greatest Country Hits of 1960

Various Artists
Styles: America's Greatest Hits, Country
Catalogue Number: ACQCD7150
This release continues the series of 4-CD sets which comprises selected annual collections of the biggest US country hits of each year, and fills in a gap in the series at the start of the 1960s. This great-value 114-track collection covers the year of 1960, during which time Billboard published a country Top 30 called Hot C&W Sides, and it comprises every record which peaked in the top 25 places in that chart during the year, excluding a few records which are unavailable for copyright reasons. Despite the fact that the pop landscape had been transformed over the preceding years by rock ‘n’ roll and its aftermath, and with the new decade the British Invasion was only two or three years away, the charts still had a familiar look about them for country fans, with many traditional established country stars well-represented, like Ernest Tubb, Webb Pierce, Hank Snow, Hank Thompson, Kitty Wells and Ray Price, although the smoother Nashville sound certainly characterised many of the hits, especially from artists like Jim Reeves, Marty Robbins, Hank Locklin, Don Gibson, and Faron Young. There were also some hot new kids on the block like Buck Owens, Roy Drusky, and Jimmy Dean, along with some highly collectable obscurities among the many one-hit wonders. It’s a fascinating and entertaining musical snapshot of the country scene as it entered a new decade, and with an in-depth 12,000+ word booklet with background notes on every record, it gives a solid overview of the most popular country music of the year.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 I'm Movin' On Don Gibson
2 Money To Burn George Jones
3 Amigo's Guitar Kitty Wells
4 Scarlet Ribbons (For Her Hair) The Browns
5 Are You Willing, Willie Marion Worth
6 I Didn't Mean To Fall In Love Hank Thompson & The Brazos Valley Boys
7 Face To The Wall Faron Young
8 Riverboat Faron Young
9 Dead Or Alive Bill Anderson
10 He'll Have To Go Jim Reeves
11 No Love Have I Webb Pierce
12 Mary Don't You Weep Stonewall Jackson
13 The One You Slip Around With Jan Howard
14 Riverboat Gambler Jimmie Skinner
15 Straight A's In Love Johnny Cash
16 The Bottle Or Me Connie Hall
17 The Prison Song Curly Putman
18 Georgia Town Blues Mel Tillis & Bill Phillips
19 Timbrook Lewis Pruitt
20 Nobody's Darling But Mine Johnny Sea
21 I Love You Because Johnny Cash
22 Crying My Heart Out Over You Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs And The Foggy Mountain Boys
23 You're The Only Good Thing (That's Happened To Me) George Morgan
24 Wishful Thinking Wynn Stewart
25 Another (Just Like Me) Roy Drusky
26 Trouble In The Amen Corner Archie Campbell
27 Am I That Easy To Forget? Skeeter Davis
28 Family Bible Claude Gray
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Until Today Elmer Snodgrass And The Musical Pioneers
2 I Miss You Already Jimmy Newman
3 Just One More Time Don Gibson
4 Big Iron Marty Robbins
5 Sink The Bismarck Johnny Horton
6 The Old Lamplighter The Browns
7 Rockin', Rollin' Ocean Hank Snow
8 A Six Pack To Go Hank Thompson
9 Life Of A Poor Boy Stonewall Jackson
10 Please Help Me I'm Falling Hank Locklin
11 (Doin' The) Lovers Leap Webb Perce
12 Why I'm Walkin' Stonewall Jackson
13 Smiling Bill McCall Johnny Cash
14 Accidentally On Purpose George Jones
15 One More Time Ray Price
16 Seasons Of My Heart Johnny Cash
17 Is It Wrong (For Loving You) Webb Pierce
18 Johnny, My Love (Grandma's Diary) Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper
19 Who Will Buy The Wine Charlie Walker
20 Lonesome Road Blues Jimmie Skinner
21 Above And Beyond Buck Owens
22 Your Old Used To Be Faron Young
23 Jenny Lou Sonny James
24 Left To Right Kitty Wells
25 He'll Have To Stay Jeanne Black
26 The Key's In The Mailbox Freddie Hart
27 Too Much To Lose Carl Belew
28 Each Moment (Spent With You) Ernest Ashworth
Disk 3:
Track Title Artist
1 The Ballad Of Wild River Gene Woods
2 (Little Angel) Come Rock Me To Sleep Ted Self
3 Mule Skinner Blues The Fendermen
4 I'm A Honky Tonk Girl Loretta Lynn
5 Everybody's Somebody's Fool Connie Francis
6 Softly And Tenderly (I'll Hold You In My Arms) Lewis Pruitt
7 A Lovely Work Of Art Jimmy Newman
8 That's My Kind Of Love Marion Worth
9 The Picture Ray Godfrey
10 This Old Town (Is Such A Lonely Place) Buddy Paul
11 I Know One Jim Reeves
12 Miller's Cave Hank Snow
13 The Long Walk Bill Leatherwood
14 But You Used To Laverne Downs
15 I'm Getting Better Jim Reeves
16 The Tip Of My Fingers Bill Anderson
17 Out Of Control George Jones
18 Anymore Roy Drusky
19 Far, Far Away Don Gibson
20 Second Honeymoon Johnny Cash
21 Ev'rybody's Somebody's Fool Ernest Tubb
22 Imitation Of Love Adrian Roland
23 Heart To Heart Talk Bob Wills (Tommy Duncan)
24 Hot Rod Lincoln Charlie Ryan And The Timberline Riders
25 (I Can't Help You) I'm Falling Too Skeeter Davis
26 Drifting Texas Sand Webb Pierce
27 She's Just A Whole Lot Like You Hank Thompson
28 Cruel Love Lou Smith
29 Carmel By The Sea Kitty Wells
Disk 4:
Track Title Artist
1 This Old Heart Bobby Barnett
2 Reasons To Live Jimmie Skinner
3 This Ole House Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper
4 Broken Dream Jimmy Smart
5 The Poison In Your Hand Connie Hall
6 I Don't Believe I'll Fall In Love Today Warren Smith
7 It's Not Wrong Connie Hall
8 There's Not Any Like You Left Faron Young
9 I Can't Run Away From Myself Ray Price
10 Lonely River Rhine Bobby Helms
11 I've Got A Right To Know Buck Owens
12 I Wish You Love Billy Walker
13 This Old Broken Heart Skeets McDonald
14 Wings Of A Dove Ferlin Husky
15 Let's Think About Living Bob Luman
16 Here I Am Drunk Again Clyde Beavers
17 Excuse Me (I Think I've Got A Heartache) Buck Owens
18 Before This Day Ends George Hamilton IV
19 Wanting You With Me Tonight Jimmy Newman
20 I Wish I Could Fall In Love Today Ray Price
21 You Can't Pick A Rose In December Ernest Ashworth
22 The Moon Is Crying Alan Riddle
23 A Little Guy Called Joe Stonewall Jackson
24 A World So Full Of Love Ray Sanders With The Anita Kerr Singers
25 Am I Losing You Jim Reeves
26 I Missed Me Jim Reeves
27 Fallen Angel Webb Pierce
28 I Think I Know Marion Worth
29 Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On The Browns
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