Personnel includes: Lee Greenwood, Barbara Mandrell (vocals).
Producer: Jerry Crutchfield.
Compilation producer: Mike Ragogna.
Recorded between 1982 and 1986. Includes liner notes by Robyn Flans.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
This is part of MCA's 20th Century Masters "The Millennium Collection" series.
Personnel: Barbara Mandrell (vocals).
Liner Note Author: Robyn Flans.
Photographers: Alan Messer; Harry Langdon.
Lee Greenwood scored 19 Top Ten country hits on the Billboard charts between 1982 and 1988 while contracted to MCA Records, and 12 of them are included on this midline-priced best-of, including ten of his 12 Top Five hits, among them all seven of his chart-toppers. Especially because country albums tend to be on the skimpy side (Greenwood's 1985 Greatest Hits LP had only ten tracks), this is an unusually good selection for a discount record. Of course, it includes Greenwood's signature song, "God Bless the U.S.A.," which was given a renewed burst of popularity in the wake of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. This is not a complete collection of all of Greenwood's hits or even all of his MCA hits, but it presents most of his best-known material at a reasonable price. ~ William Ruhlmann