Friday, March 5, 2010
– An inspirational compilation disc including songs by George Strait and Keith Urban is being put out by the Country Music Hall of Fame and New Haven Records.
"Sunday in the Country: 12 Inspiring Hits From Today's Top Country Artists" will be out this month, although no firm date was given.
Artists featured include Trace Adkins, Alabama, Diamond Rio, Vince Gill, Tracy Lawrence, Martina McBride, Tim McGraw, Josh Turner, Steve Wariner and Lee Ann Womack.
Ken Harding, president of New Haven Records, said, "For more than 20 years, our company has focused on the uniquely American genres of country, southern gospel, and black gospel music. "Sunday in the Country," the third project in our outstanding partnership with the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, has the potential to be our most successful release in the series."
The disc represents the top-voted selections in a survey sent to hundreds of country radio programmers. The list was then reviewed by historians at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum who developed the final artist/track selection for the project in association with Harding.
Long Black Train - Josh Turner
I Believe - Diamond Rio
But for the Grace of God- Keith Urban
Blessed - Martina McBride
Drugs or Jesus - Tim McGraw
Muddy Water - Trace Adkins
Go Rest High on That Mountain - Vince Gill
Holes in the Floor of Heaven - Steve Wariner
Up to Him - Tracy Lawrence
Angels Among Us - Alabama
Get Up in Jesus' Name - Lee Ann Womack