Top Country Songs 1944-2005 represents more than just an update of author Joel Whitburn's Top Country Singles. For this brand new edition, you are able to look up an artist and see all of their accomplishments at a glance in a clean and easy-to-read format with fresh new features such as: songwriters are shown for every hit; pre-1944 artists and songs are now included; all Grammy and CMA Award winners are noted; all vinyl label and number information is provided from 1944-1989. In addition to these new features, you get all the reliable chart stats you've come to expect from Joel Whitburn and Record Research.
(Book). In this comprehensive artist-by-artist listing, you'll find the more than 2,300 artists and 17,800 songs that debuted on Billboard's country singles charts from 1944-2005. Not only does it cover the complete chart careers of legendary country greats such as Johnny Cash, Tammy Wynette, Merle Haggard, Alan Jackson, and Reba McEntire, it also introduces fresh country voices like Gretchen Wilson, Bobby Pinson, Keith Anderson and others. This unique country compilation is a priceless gold mine of stats and facts, all presented in a handy, easy-to-use format!