Editors’ Notes The second volume of hits from Brooks & Dunn’s career covers the period between 1998’s If You See Her and 2003’s Red Dirt Road. If the duo’s pre-1998 hits show them conquering Nashville, then the songs included here aim for an audience beyond country radio. “Red Dirt Road,” “Ain’t Nothing ‘Bout You,” and “You Can’t Take the Honky Tonk” belong to rock and pop as much as they do country. Meanwhile “Only In America” has such broad appeal that it was used by Presidents from two different parties. It was George Bush’s campaign song in 2004, and was played again when Barack Obama accepted his nomination at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Brooks and Dunn can create hits with enormous appeal, but some of the best songs on Greatest Hits Collection II are the ones that slipped through the cracks. “Independent Trucker” is a throwback to the highway anthems of Red Simpson and Dick Curless, while “That’s What She Gets For Loving Me” (from Red Dirt Road) has a soulfulness worthy of Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham.

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That's What It's All About
1
3:59
 
How Long Gone
2
3:40
 
Ain't Nothing 'Bout You
3
3:37
 
The Long Goodbye
4
4:25
 
My Heart Is Lost To You
5
2:58
 
I Can't Get Over You
6
4:06
 
Red Dirt Road
7
4:21
 
Husbands and Wives
8
3:10
 
That's What She Gets for Loving Me
9
2:53
 
You Can't Take the Honky Tonk out of the Girl
10
3:28
 
It's Getting Better All the Time
11
4:14
 
Only in America
12
4:29
 
A Man This Lonely
13
3:34
 
Independent Trucker
14
2:59
 
I'll Never Forgive My Heart
15
3:21
 
If You See Him / If You See Her
16
3:58
 
South of Santa Fe
17
3:51
 

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