"The world’s best-selling, multi-artist album series, NOW That’s What I Call Music!, will release a second, all-new volume of country music’s most romantic contemporary hits on January 21, just in time for Valentine’s Day. NOW That’s What I Call Country Ballads 2 will be available on CD and for digital download purchase from all major digital service providers.
NOW That’s What I Call Country Ballads 2 Track Listing:
|1.||Luke Bryan||Drunk On You|
|3.||Lady Antebellum||Just A Kiss|
|4.||Miranda Lambert||Over You|
|6.||Darius Rucker||True Believers|
|7.||Keith Urban||Without You|
|8.||Jake Owen||Don’t Think I Can’t Love You|
|9.||Kenny Chesney||Come Over|
|10.||Tim McGraw||Better Than I Used To Be|
|11.||Josh Turner||Time Is Love|
|12.||Eli Young Band||Even If It Breaks Your Heart|
|13.||Gary Allan||Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)|
|14.||Scotty McCreery||I Love You This Big|
|15.||Love And Theft||If You Ever Get Lonely|
|16.||Sara Evans||A Little Bit Stronger|
|17.||The Band Perry||All Your Life|
|18.||Gloriana||(Kissed You) Good Night|
The NOW That’s What I Call Music! series is a joint venture from Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment. NOW and NOW That’s What I Call Music!are registered trademarks of Universal Music Group and its affiliates.
Following 15 years of multi-platinum international success, the NOW That’s What I Call Music! series debuted in the U.S. in 1998. The series has generated sales exceeding 200 million albums worldwide, including more than 91 million copies in the U.S. Every album in NOW’s numeric U.S. series has reached Billboard’s Top 10, and 16 of its numbered editions have reached #1, second only to The Beatles in chart history."
Even though this CD came out on Jan. 21st, it is still going strong with sales, especially with this past Valentine's Day weekend. I can only imagine how many couples were dancing and enjoying candlelit dinners, as they listened to all 18 country ballads that make up this second release in the NOW That’s What I Call Music! Country Ballads series. My husband knows how much I love country music, and will sit through a few songs in the car once the girls fall asleep. So, when I showed him this new CD release, you can imagine how thrilled (or less than thrilled he was), as he knew we would have to listen to the CD in order for me to write up a review. Shh, don't tell him that I was already familiar with all 18 tracks and country artists, so I really didn't have to listen to the CD in full. :-)
As we drove home from our weekend getaway to Boston, we listened to this CD. After we made it through the first few tracks, of which I saw my husband tapping his foot along to, I told my husband that he could turn it off, and that I would listen to it later. He surprised me when he said the CD was not that bad and that we could continue listening to the remaining tracks. And, by the time the last track played, he couldn't help but say that the CD wasn't that bad -- and that he had a new appreciation for country music. He hasn't listened to it in a while, so he wasn't familiar with newer artists like Hunter Hayes and Gloriana. While he isn't a fan of country music per se, he does like popular chart topping artists like Keith Urban, Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney, and was happy to see songs from them on this Country Ballads CD.
After listening to the songs on this CD on Sunday, and then again yesterday while cleaning the house, I have to say that this is one country music compilation worth picking up. Each and every song will have you singing and tapping your feet along to. And, it will definitely come in handy during at home date nights, when you are looking for romantic songs to dance along to with your sweetie.
Disclosure: I was sent a sample from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.