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Country Grammy Winners Featured on New CDs
Two country editions of the Ultimate Grammy Collection arrived in stores Tuesday (Jan. 8). Released by the Shout! Factory label in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Grammy Awards, the classic country and contemporary country compilations are part of a seven-CD series highlighting Grammy winners from four genres. The classic country version features Roger Miller, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton and others while the contemporary country CD includes Vince Gill, the Judds and Carrie Underwood. ... Other CDs arriving Tuesday include The Best of the Johnny Cash TV Show (Legacy Recordings) featuring performances from his TV show that ran from 1969 until 1971. In addition to Cash, it also features songs by Waylon Jennings, Roy Orbison, Stevie Wonder, James Taylor, Derek & the Dominos and several others. ... Rounder Records released two all-new albums -- Rhonda Vincent's Good Thing Going and New Orleans-based fiddler Amanda Shaw's Pretty Runs Out -- along with IIIrd Tyme Out's compilation, Footprints: A IIIrd Tyme Out Collection.
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