Working in Tennessee” is a new album from one of the greatest Country legends of our time Merle Haggard (48 BMI Country Awards nine BMI Pop Awards a BMI R&B Award 16 BMI Million-Air awards and 3 Grammy Awards).With eleven superb vintage country tracks (including two classics made famous by Johnny Cash - Cocaine Blues and Jackson) in true form Haggard does not disappoint. This marks his second release on Vanguard Records and goes a long way to certify Haggard's emergence back to the top.Fans of Country will already know that “Working in Tennessee” is an essential buy but for those who are not familiar with Haggard then this would be a perfect platform to spark off an interest in a whole new world of musical magnificence. -J.M.
Country music star Randy Travis has been active in the country music scene since the 1986 release of his debut “”Storms of Life”. Right from the beginning he brushed aside the current conventions to explore a more traditional country sound that was present in earlier decades. “Anniversary Celebration” is a collection of songs old and new and features a large number of duets with the likes of Willie Nelson Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney amongst many others. - A.B.
Johnny Cash was an influential country musician who is most famous for the eponymous hits 'Ring Of Fire' and 'Walk The Line'. Over his 50 year career as well as musical success he battled personal demons with drink and drugs before his untimely death in 2003. 'Ride This Train' was Cash's eighth album was described as a 'travelogue of America' whereby Cash's love of his country and the history are written in song form here.