The Greatest Hits Collection (Brooks & Dunn album)

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The Greatest Hits Collection
Greatest hits album by Brooks & Dunn
Released September 16, 1997
Genre Country
Length 1:00:28
Label Arista Nashville
Producer Various
Brooks & Dunn chronology
Borderline
(1996)
The Greatest Hits Collection
(1997)
If You See Her
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

The Greatest Hits Collection is the first greatest hits compilation by the American country music duo Brooks & Dunn. It was released in 1997 (see 1997 in country music) on Arista Nashville, and it chronicles the greatest hits from their first four studio albums: 1991's Brand New Man, 1993's Hard Workin' Man, 1994's Waitin' on Sundown and 1996's Borderline. The album also includes three new tracks, two of which were released as singles: "Honky Tonk Truth" and "He's Got You", which respectively reached #3 and #2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts. In 2004, a sequel The Greatest Hits Collection II was released.

Artwork[edit]

The cover depicts the duo's longhorn symbol in tan yellow on a black background. On the inside, the CD tray shows a bull skull, painted red, white & blue and with a star on the top, which forms the Texas flag. The horns on the skull are still brown. The album even depicts barbwires right next to the skull as well as on the back cover where the track listing is, on the CD, and on the first page of the album's booklet. The same can be found on the The Greatest Hits Collection II, although the background is white, the typeface is in gold and it is more difficult to see the longhorn symbol and there are no barbwires.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "My Maria" (B.W. Stevenson, Daniel Moore) – 3:28
  2. "Honky Tonk Truth" (Ronnie Dunn, Lonnie Wilson, Kim Williams) – 3:14A
  3. "You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone" (Kix Brooks, Don Cook, Dunn) – 4:52
  4. "Boot Scootin' Boogie" (Dunn) – 3:17
  5. "He's Got You" (Dunn, Terry McBride) – 3:11A
  6. "Hard Workin' Man" (Dunn) – 2:57
  7. "That Ain't No Way to Go" (Brooks, Dunn, Cook) – 3:37
  8. "Rock My World (Little Country Girl)" (Steve O'Brien, Bill LaBounty) – 3:42
  9. "Neon Moon" (Dunn) – 4:21
  10. "Lost and Found" (Brooks, Cook) – 3:47
  11. "She's Not the Cheatin' Kind" (Dunn) – 3:25
  12. "Brand New Man" (Brooks, Dunn, Cook) – 2:59
  13. "Days of Thunder" (Brooks, Paul Nelson) – 3:30B
  14. "We'll Burn That Bridge" (Dunn, Cook) – 2:56
  15. "She Used to Be Mine" (Dunn) – 3:55
  16. "Mama Don't Get Dressed Up for Nothing" (Brooks, Dunn, Cook) – 4:06
  17. "My Next Broken Heart" (Brooks, Dunn, Cook) – 2:55
  18. "Whiskey Under the Bridge" (Brooks, Dunn, Cook) – 2:53
  19. "Little Miss Honky Tonk" (Dunn) – 3:01
  • ANewly recorded tracks.
  • BPreviously Unreleased

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 2
U.S. Billboard 200 4
Canadian RPM Country Albums 1
Canadian RPM Top Albums 15

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions
US Country CAN Country
1997 "Honky Tonk Truth" 3 3
"He's Got You" 2 3
Preceded by
You Light up My Life: Inspirational Songs
by LeAnn Rimes
RPM Country Albums number-one album
October 27 - November 2, 1997
Succeeded by
Outside the Frame
by Paul Brandt

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