The Album Collection, presented by The Raised On It Podcast Network, is the podcast for the diehard country music fans. We talk about the big players on the album from the artist themselves to the songwriters and producers who made the album what it is. Ever wish an artist would've released a different song as a radio single? We tackle that. We chat about hidden gems, which artists today we think should think about cutting a song off of the original album, and where the album stacks up all time with the artist's other albums.
Lady Antebellum - Lady Antebellum (2008)
In April of 2008, a new country group by the name of Lady Antebellum made their country music introduction with their self-titled debut album. With both Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott sharing lead vocals, the group brought in a fresh new sound that captivated country fans. With singles like "Love Don't Live Here", "Lookin' For a Good Time", and "I Run To You", the group quickly became one of the hottest acts in country music.
"I Don't Remember Me (Before You)" - Brothers Osborne
On this week's episode, we tackled a recent music video by Brothers Osborne. Released in 2018, "I Don't Remember Me (Before You)" didn't have commercial success at radio, but the duo flexed their creative muscles with an engaging and captivating music video.
Keith Urban - Keith Urban (1999)
In the late 90s, country music was introduced to a new country singer from down under - Mr. Keith Urban. Urban made his debut in 1999 with his self-titled debut album. Urban's debut single "It's a Love Thing" peaked at #18 on the charts but it was the other singles on the album that really announced his entrance to country music. Songs like "Your Everything", "But for the Grace of God", and "Where the Blacktop Ends" all reached the Top 5 at country radio. Aaron and Emily discuss and debate whether or not the Keith Urban sound of this album holds up to his sound in 2020. Spoiler: There's not a consensus.
"You Save Me" - Kenny Chesney
The music video for "You Save Me" is one of Kenny Chesney's more creative videos that stretched him outside of his comfort zone, by playing the lead actor. Emily and Aaron chat about the opening of this music video, making it more of a mini-movie as well as Kenny's acting chops and if he could've gone Hollywood.
"Here Comes Goodbye" - Rascal Flatts
Rascal Flatts released "Here Comes Goodbye" in 2009 and it became their 10th #1 song. While the song lyrics lead you to think the song is about a breakup, the music video goes in an entirely different direction. We talk about how this music video hits you right in the gut and how creative of an idea the concept for the video was.
"Come On Over" - Shania Twain (1997)
It's one of the most iconic albums of all time, not just in country. Shania Twain's Come On Over album would become the 9th best selling album in U.S. history with over 17 million albums sold. Come On Over featured 16 songs, 11 of which charted Top 30 at radio including the crossover hits "From This Moment On" and "You're Still the One" and the karaoke and wedding favorite "Man I Feel Like a Woman." We chat about how large of an impact this album had on country music and what level of stardom Shania reached.