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Country Shots: Heartbreak-Ups

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Country Shots: Heartbreak-Ups focuses on another of country music's favorite topics: love gone wrong. Hank Williams' "My Son Calls Another Man Daddy," Patsy Cline's "A Church, a Courtroom, and Then Goodbye," and Kitty Wells' "Will Your Lawyer Talk to God" lament divorce '50s and '60s style, while Hank Williams, Jr.'s "Custody" and Barbara Mandrell's "Child Support" offer a more contemporary look. Moe Bandy's "So Much For You, So Much For Me," Shelby Lynne's "What About the Love We Made," and Ernest Tubb's "Mr. & Mrs. Used to Be" are some of the collection's other highlights. Though it's missing some classics like Tammy Wynette's "D-I-V-O-R-C-E" and George Jones' "He Stopped Loving Her Today," Heartbreak-Ups is still a more-than-adequate compilation of contemporary and classic lovelorn country ballads.

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