17 Songs, 1 Hour 3 Minutes

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.

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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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

Hdog69 ,

The title of the cd says it all

Every one of these songs is good. The first greatest hits cd was of their older music and this one has their newer songs on it. Both of them have their best music.

<3~ya!! ,

LOVE IT!

All i got to say really is like AMAZING it's one of my favorite songs in the world! Video is amazing too WATCH IT!!! BUY THE SONG to like NOW !!!!

redneckruss ,

Excellent CD

I love this cd along with their Greatest Hits 1 This just has the newer hits. Excellent album.

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