Capitol's Sixteen Tons of Country plays like a 30-minute commercial-free block on AM radio. Highway classics like Tennessee Ernie Ford's "Sixteen Tons," Tex Williams' "Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)," and Willie Nelson's "Hello Walls" make the compilation worthwhile, but there's nothing here that the patient man or woman won't eventually come across on their favorite classic country radio station.
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AllMusic Review by James Christopher Monger