Don Gibson’s Hickory Records Career Highlights Chronicled On New Collection

Don Gibson’s most popular singles of the 1970s will be chronicled for the first time on The Best of the Hickory Records Years (1970-1978), a new collection to be released by Omnivore Recordings on April 6. The release date coincides with Gibson’s 90th birthday (April 3, 1928) and the 60th anniversary of his Grand Ole Opry induction (April 12, 1958). The new set features 25 remastered tracks, as well as 20 of Gibson’s singles on Hickory Records that charted in the Top 30 and five other key tracks, and was mastered by Grammy-winning engineer Michael Graves.

Compiled by Grammy-winner Cheryl Pawelski and music journalist Craig Shelburne (author of an upcoming Don Gibson biography and who also penned the set’s liner notes), this is the most comprehensive overview of Don Gibson’s output on Hickory Records. He joined the label (part of Nashville’s Acuff-Rose publishing empire) at the invitation of executive Wesley Rose, who had first signed him to a publishing deal at Acuff-Rose in 1955.

Track Listing:
1. Games People Play
2. Don’t Take All Your Loving
3. Pretending Everyday
4. A Perfect Mountain
5. Guess Away The Blues
6. Having Second Thoughts
7. (I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle
8. Country Green
9. Far Far Away
10. Woman (Sensuous Woman)
11. Is This The Best I’m Gonna Feel
12. If You’re Goin’ Girl
13. Touch The Morning
14. Snap Your Fingers
15. One Day At A Time
16. Bring Back Your Love To Me
17. I’ll Sing For You
18. There She Goes (I Wish Her Well)
19. What’s Happened To Me
20. Praying Hands
21. I’m All Wrapped Up In You
22. If You Ever Get To Houston (Look Me Down)
23. Starting All Over Again
24. The Fool
25. Any Day Now



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