OK. I must admit that as a child a was forced to hear hours of old time country music from my dad(now of which I prefer to new country). I rebelled and sworn off country music since(well almost). I moved to Oklahoma from Chicago 7 years ago and my wife is a big country fan, hard not to where we live. Well she is also a HUGE Dixie Chick fan. The first album was good, the second weak except for "Earl", and this new one is(Gulp, take a deep breath) excellent! I can't believe I am listening to this more than my Stones SACD! I have also been getting into bluegrass and there is a some great BG on this disc. White Trash Wedding is hilarious. If you have children, Godspeed takes me almost to tears(thinking about my kids), and Travelin' Soldier finished off the crying eyes! GOT TO GET BACK TO THE STONES AND SHRUG OFF THIS THREAD! Oh well, thats my therapy for the week. By the way, this is an awesome recording! The back labor states HDCD. You can play this very loud (did I really Say that) with no distortion.