Red Hot + Country

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Red Hot + Country
Compilation album by Red Hot AIDS Benefit Series
(Various Artists)
Released September 13, 1994
Genre Classic country/Rock
Length 67:38
Label Mercury Nashville
Producer Jim Rooney
Mark Wright
Red Hot AIDS Benefit Series
(Various Artists) chronology
No Alternative
(1993)
Red Hot + Country
(1994)
Stolen Moments: Red Hot + Cool
(1994)

Red Hot + Country (or RH+C) was the follow-up to No Alternative in the Red Hot Series of compilation albums, a series produced to raise awareness and money to fight AIDS/HIV and related health and social issues. This compilation featured music from the classic country and classic rock genres performed by an assortment of seasoned old and new country music artists.

RH+C received two Grammy nominations following its release. A live show was held at the Ryman Auditorium — ancestral home to the Grand Ole Opry. A recording of the live show was eventually released on home video.

The rendition of "Teach Your Children" from this album, credited to "The Red Hots", charted at number 75 on Hot Country Songs in October 1994.[1] Although it was not released as a single, Sammy Kershaw's cover of "Fire and Rain" was made into a music video.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Teach Your Children" performed by Suzy Bogguss, Alison Krauss + Kathy Mattea with Crosby, Stills, and Nash
  2. "Fire and Rain" performed by Sammy Kershaw
  3. "Folsom Prison Blues" performed by Brooks & Dunn + Johnny Cash
  4. "Rock Me on the Water" performed by Kathy Mattea + Jackson Browne
  5. "Matchbox" Carl Perkins, Duane Eddy + The Mavericks
  6. "Crazy" performed by Jimmy Dale Gilmore + Willie Nelson
  7. "Willie Short" performed by Mary Chapin Carpenter
  8. "Forever Young" written by Bob Dylan and performed by Johnny Cash
  9. "If These Old Walls Could Speak" performed by Nanci Griffith + Jimmy Webb
  10. "Up Above My Head / Blind Bartimus" performed by Marty Stuart with Jerry Sullivan + Tammy Sullivan
  11. "You Gotta Be My Baby" performed by Dolly Parton
  12. "Close Up the Honky Tonks" performed by Radney Foster
  13. "Goodbye Comes Hard for Me" performed by Mark Chesnutt
  14. "Pictures Don’t Lie" performed by Billy Ray Cyrus
  15. "When I Reach the Place I’m Going" performed by Patty Loveless
  16. "The T.B. Is Whipping Me" performed by Wilco with Syd Straw
  17. "Keep on the Sunny Side" performed by Randy Scruggs with Earl Scruggs + Doc Watson

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 30
U.S. Billboard 200 183
Canadian RPM Country Albums 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 342. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 

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