From time to time, you all have seen me put up an article about the “This is NRA’s Country” Artist of the Month. Trace Adkins had the honor in January, 2012. You can read that article here. The NRA has now put a lot of our great country artists together in one album called This is NRA Country Vol. 1.
Some of country music’s biggest stars have been brought together on the brand new album, THIS IS NRA COUNTRY VOL. 1. The compilation is available now exclusively through nracountry.com and can be purchased at this LINK. THIS IS NRA COUNTRY VOL. 1 is a unique project that features various artists including Charlie Daniels, Trace Adkins, Justin Moore, and many more, singing songs that speak to the heart of what NRA Country is all about, including support of our U.S. military, appreciation for the great outdoors, and love of family.
I listened to the CD this afternoon, and there are just a few songs out of the 11-track listing that I wasn’t familiar with. Justin Moore leads off the list with the song “This is NRA Country.” As you might expect, it’s a song about “loving the outdoor life, fishing, hunting, and teaching kids not to live life in a hurry”.
In the number 2, 3 and 4 spot are songs we all know very well. Hank Williams Jr., has “Country Boy Can Survive”; Montgomery Gentry come up next with “My Town”; and Rodney Adkins is in the number 4 track position with “Cleaning This Gun”.
Trace Adkins has the fifth song. It’s one I didn’t know until I listened to this CD. The song is “More of Us”. The lyrics are great, and I don’t know how I’ve missed hearing it before. he talks about having the 10 Commandments removed from public places; about people who want God out of courthouses and out of schools. And he goes on to sing, “there are more of us, than there are of them.” I love this song!
The sixth song on the album is “I’m Country”, by Craig Morgan. I don’t’ think our local radio played this song much when it was out as a single, because I didn’t really become familiar with it until I purchased Craig’s ‘Greatest Hits’ CD. It definitely needs to be part of This is NRA Country Volume 1, glad it’s part of it.
Charlie Daniels is next with “The America”. I didn’t know this song either, until I sat down to review the album. It’s one of those songs that you know who it is from the first note. It just sounds like a Charlie Daniels Band song. It, like every song on the album, is America!
Nest we have Josh Thompson, “Way Out Here”, and then John Rich, “Shutting Detroit Down”. That is one of my favorite John Rich songs. Lee Brice comes in next with “She Ain’t Right.” Anything Lee sings is going to be good – and this is no exception. I’m not sure it fits the pattern though – with the songs being about guns, freedom, patriotism… but it’s still a great song – ‘she ain’t right but she’s just right for me.”
Last we have Rhett Akins and Dallas Davidson – “Opening Day” this is another song I wasn’t at all familiar with, but it suits the CD very well – and anyone who is into hunting is going to enjoy it. I don’t really know Akins and Davidson either, but I did like the sound on this song – so I’ll have to check into them and listen to more.
This is a great edition to anyone’s country CD collection. Hope you all check it out.
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