New albums by veteran country hitmakers John Anderson, Clay Walker and Paul Overstreet lead the parade of country releases this week.
Reissues are coming from Country Music Hall of Fame member Johnny Bond and country stars George Strait and Reba McEntire.
Nobody's Got It All is big-voiced John Anderson's first album in three years. The Columbia release emphasizes traditional country values, with such songs as "I Ain't Afraid of Dying," which Anderson wrote with Dean Dillon.
Clay Walker's Say No More, on Giant Records, finds the Texas favorite doing a playful version of "La Bamba," in addition to a collection of stone country songs, such as "If You Ever Feel Like Lovin'."
Paul Overstreet's Living By the Book, on Scarlet Moon Records, finds the music veteran further exploring gospel music. Such songs as "I Will Carry My Cross for You" and "Living By the Book" delve into traditional southern gospel music.
The 25 Year Collection Vol. 1, from the Bellamy Brothers, on Delta Disc, showcases a number of the Brothers' biggest hits, including "Let Your Love Flow" (RealAudio excerpt), "Old Hippie" and "Reggae Cowboy."
The late Country Music Hall of Fame member Johnny Bond is memorialized in the ASV release Johnny Bond & His Red River Valley Boys. The 25-song set includes such drinking and smoking songs as "Set 'Em Up, Joe," "Smoke, Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette," and "So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed."
MCA Nashville is re-issuing several Reba McEntire releases: 1985's Have I Got a Deal for You, 1984's Just a Little Love (RealAudio excerpt of title track) and 1986's My Kind of Country and What Am I Gonna Do About You. The label is also re-issuing George Strait's #7 (1987), 1983's Right or Wrong (his first #1 album) and 1981's Strait Country which was his first album release.