Webb Pierce

Country Songs

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Country Songs is a collection of previously released non-hit album tracks that concentrates on songs written by Webb Pierce. Pierce, like many big artists of his era, often negotiated for co-writer credit on songs he didn't write so as to obtain a portion of the publishing royalties. As a result, it's hard to know how many of these songs he really had a hand in composing, but nearly half of the songs are credited solely to Pierce. The emphasis on weepers and sentimental love songs suggests that this package was aimed at the older country audience who enjoyed Pierce during his peak years in the '50s, and these '60s album cuts vary little from his early sound.

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