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Dolly Parton, Tom T. Hall, Merle Haggard - The Greatest Country Music Recordings Of All Time flac album

Dolly Parton, Tom T. Hall, Merle Haggard - The Greatest Country Music Recordings Of All Time flac album Performer: Dolly Parton
Title: The Greatest Country Music Recordings Of All Time
Style: Bluegrass, Country
Released: 1981
MP3 album: 1168 mb
FLAC album: 1763 mb
Rating: 4.6
Other formats: AA MPC APE MP3 AU VOC AAC
Genre: Folk / World music

When putting together this ranking of country music’s all-time greats, we looked to movie criticism for inspiration. For decades Citizen Kane topped nearly every list as the greatest film ever made, but with time, some started to realize that, hey, just maybe The Godfather is the better picture. Likewise, we reevaluated exactly where Hank Williams fits into country music, the true influence of Merle Haggard, and if an artist as clearly in the pop realm as Taylor Swift deserves inclusion. Spoiler alert: She does. Of course, while 100 artists is a lengthy list, there isn’t room for everyone.

Ranking the greatest singers in country music history is no easy feat. There will inevitably be those who say some inclusions should rank higher or lower. Others may be deemed "too pop" for a list of country artists. If there's one thing about country music, its fans are a passionate and unwavering bunch. Graham Denholm/Getty Images. Dolly Parton's name alone evokes sighs of love and admiration from even the most casual country fan. The Tennessee Mountain queen continues to stun with slice-of-life tunes like "I Will Always Love You," "Jolene" and "Coat of Many Colors. It's tough to argue against Merle Haggard as country's greatest songwriter and performer. Haggard had a knack for writing songs that resonated with people from all walks of life.

Criteria: These Country Music albums were chosen for their impact, influence, originality, quality of the music, and lasting popularity. Greatest Hits albums are excluded from top 100 - see sidebar

With all the hoopla in the advertising, one would think that 101 tracks could be crammed into something a bit sleeker than the ten discs that this set encompasses, and if not, at least the original recordings could have been used. A real burn for the money.

The Greatest of All-Time Top Country Artists, Songs and Albums rankings are based on weekly performance on Hot Country Songs (from its Oct. 20, 1958 inception through June 4, 2016) and Top Country Albums (from its Jan. 11, 1964 inception through June 4, 2016). Titles are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at lower spots earning the least. Greatest of all time country artists.

5 Merle Haggard Merle Ronald Haggard was an American country singer, songwriter, guitarist, and fiddler. Along with Buck Owens, Haggard and his band the Strangers helped create the Bakersfield sound. He was above everyone. The best and it's not even close. She is the only woman in the top 20! You can't be serious. She's already better than Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, Tammy Wynette, Reba McIntyre, Tanya Tucker, Bobbi Gentry, Kitty Wells? None of these historic singers needed a reality show to get them to the top. She's talented, but to say she's the best female country singer ever? It just ain't true. Simply THE GREATEST COUNTRY SINGER EVER. Many of his songs are not just beautiful melodies, but sublime poems as well. I've no doubt that he even deserves to be remembered as one of the best American poets of all times.

This is a list of notable events in country music that took place in the year 1980. January 25 - At age 84, octogenarian comedian George Burns becomes by far the oldest performer (to that time) to have a single in the top 40 of Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart with "I Wish I Was 18 Again. The song peaks at No. 15 in March. March 2 - The Public Broadcasting Company (PBS) telecasts the Grand Ole Opry for the third time, and this telecast lasts longer than any of the other telecasts.

Some of country music’s biggest names are reminiscing about what made Merle Haggard a legend in the wake of his death at the age of 79. We’ve lost one of the greatest writers and singers of all time, Dolly Parton said in a statement, ABC News reports. His heart was as tender as his love ballads. I loved him like a brother. Haggard was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1994. A hour ago he took his last breath surrounded by family and friends, Ben Haggard wrote. He loved everything about life and he loved that everyone of you gave him a chance with his music.