Get 3 Country Albums for $5 from Amazon

Lincoln-portraitBe sure to check out Amazon’s digital store for their fifty albums for $5 for the month of September. While the choices are a little light on the country music this month, two out of the three country offerings more than make up for the disparity.

First, Gloriana’s debut album is replete with slick harmonies and even slicker production. The album has been met with some mixed reviews, but most agree that they are a very talented group of people if not too polished.

Trisha Yearwood’s 2007 album , received unanimous critical praise. Her first album with the then new Big Machine Records, after departing from powerhouse MCA Records, is one of her strongest albums to date. Singles like the title track and “This Is Me You’re Talking To” landed high on various end-of-the year lists in their respective release years. Moreover, non-singles such as the pretty “Let the Wind Chase You” (with Keith Urban), the cool as water “Cowboys Are My Weakness” and the unshakably gorgeous “Dreaming Fields” made equally strong impressions on the country music fans who had the pleasure of hearing Yearwood’s refreshingly rock solid album, which was likely and, surprisingly, one of country music’s best albums of 2007.

Finally, fans of Willie Nelson and western swing music will be pleasantly satisfied with Nelson’s collaborative project with western swing giants, Asleep at the Wheel. It’s been reported that while Willie typically goes into the studio and pounds out his parts very quickly for various albums, he took extra time to really learn the songs for this album. On Willie And the Wheel, Willie Nelson sounds especially relaxed and one with Asleep at the Wheel’s expert swing arrangements. Although it’s true that Willie Nelson’s output is incredibly prolific, this album is certainly one of the best that has come from his recent endeavors.

Happy shopping!


  1. I fully agree with your comments on Trisha’s “Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love” cd. Besides the tracks you mentioned I would add “Sing You Back to Me”, “Nothin’ ‘Bout Memphis” and “Help Me”. What a bargain for anyone who doesn’t have this great cd. It’s not only one of the best of 2007, it’s one of the best albums of the first decade of the 21st century by one of the best country music singers of all time.

  2. It’s almost a sin for Trisha’s album to be so cheap, but if anyone missed it, now’s a great time to pick it up! I think that some of her other albums are cheap, too. I think that I saw Hearts in Armor on there for seven bucks or so.

    What I’ve been picking up lately from Amazon have been the Merle Haggard albums for $4.58. They have lots of Glen Campbell albums for that price too, but I haven’t been convinced that they’re worth my Lincolns yet!

  3. Re. Trisha–that so fine an album as HEAVEN, HEARTACHE, AND THE POWER OF LOVE should have received the cold shoulder from country radio, at least in comparison to some of the others they play a couple of dozen times in any given day, is, in my opinion, one of the blackest eyes on the format during this decade.

  4. Always loved Trisha and have a liking for Willie also, so thanks a lot for the tip. Definately going to get a couple of these.

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