Red Hot + Country

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Red Hot + Country
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Compilation album by
Red Hot AIDS Benefit Series
(Various Artists)
ReleasedSeptember 13, 1994
GenreClassic country, classic rock
LabelMercury Nashville
ProducerJim Rooney
Mark Wright
Red Hot AIDS Benefit Series
(Various Artists) chronology
No Alternative
Red Hot + Country
Stolen Moments: Red Hot + Cool

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 as well as other 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 — home to the Grand Ole Opry. A recording of the live show was eventually released on home video. Wilco, which had formed earlier in 1994, made their recorded debut on the compilation with their cover of Ernest Tubb's "The T.B. is Whipping Me", a duet with Syd Straw. The song would later appear on the band's 2014 rarities collection Alpha Mike Foxtrot: Rare Tracks 1994–2014.

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 and Kathy Mattea with Crosby, Stills, and Nash
  2. "Fire and Rain" performed by Sammy Kershaw
  3. "Folsom Prison Blues" performed by Brooks & Dunn and Johnny Cash
  4. "Rock Me on the Water" performed by Kathy Mattea and Jackson Browne
  5. "Matchbox" performed by Carl Perkins, Duane Eddy, and The Mavericks
  6. "Crazy" performed by Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and 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 and Jimmy Webb
  10. "Up Above My Head / Blind Bartimus" performed by Marty Stuart with Jerry Sullivan and 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, and Doc Watson


Chart performance[edit]

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


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

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