“Bakersfield is a collection of Buck Owens and Merle Haggard tunes from the 1960s, cut by an all-star session band. It not only pays tribute to these giants and the era, but also the sound, and the men who created it….The bottom line is Bakersfield smokes from top to bottom; a fitting tribute, it is [...]
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“As a rule, tribute recordings are a mixed bag; they tend to be well-intentioned yet fall short of the mark musically. Jamey Johnson’s Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran is a risky offering because it’s his follow-up to 2010′s Grammy-nominated, gold-selling Guitar Song. …Living for a Song is not so much to [...]
“Arriving four years after Rhino’s 21 # Hits: The Ultimate Collection, Time Life’s 20-track All-Time Greatest Hits covers much of the same territory. …[T]his digs deeper into pure country, adding the classic ‘Cryin’ Time’ and ‘Close Up the Honky Tonks.’ Neither one is better than the other — both are terrific samplers of Buck Owens [...]