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Brain’s Favorite Classic Country Albums On Vinyl [LIST]

Ryan Brainard
Ryan Brainard

National Record Store Day is coming up on Saturday, April 22nd. It’s the 10th Anniversary of the holiday celebrating local record stores and the resurgence of vinyl. If you’ve listened to our show for any amount of time, you’ll know that both Courtlin and I are into vinyl records. I’ve been collecting for about 2 years. It started when my parents gave me some of their old records they had from when they were younger. I bought a record player, receiver, some nice speakers, and the rest is history. While my collection literally has a little bit of everything in it, it does have a fairly large selection of country albums. These are my favorite classic country albums that I own.

  • Johnny Cash Greatest Hits Volume 1 – 1967 – My favorite Johnny Cash album, and I have a lot of them, features all his biggest hits. Ring of Fire, I Walk The Line, Jackson, and a personal favorite, Five Feet High and Rising.
  • The Best of the Best of Merle Haggard – 1972 – I got more into Merle after his death in 2016. This best of album features everything from the Hag you need. Okie From Muskogee, Mama Tried, Workin Man Blues, and The Fightin’ Side of Me. But my favorite track is Hungry Eyes. No one sings with conviction like Haggard.
  • Waylon Jennings Greatest Hits – 1979 – One of the greatest country voices ever. This Waylon album features his biggest hits from I’m A Ramblin’ Man to Good Hearted Woman and more. But I’ll always love Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way. Every new country act should ask the same question.
  • Willie Nelson: Greatest Hits and Some That Will Be – 1981 – This double album of Willie’s greatest hits highlights just how much of a legend he really is. All the big hits are here including On the Road Again, Whiskey River, and more. I love My Heros Have Always Been Cowboys and Willie’s version of Georgia On My Mind. Appreciate the music of this living legend!

These are the classic country albums that I spin the most. What are some all time great country albums that you still listen to?

 

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