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Album Review

Essential contains 16 well-chosen tracks taken from John Anderson's early- to mid-'80s recordings on Warner Bros., including the modern honky tonk hits "Straight Tequila Night," "Let Go of the Stone," "Money in the Bank," and his biggest country crossover smash, "Swingin'." This is an adequate compilation, but it's missing too many hits to be comprehensive. Pick up the double-disc John Anderson Anthology instead.

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Born: December 12, 1955 in Apopka, FL

Genre: Country

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Neo-honky tonker John Anderson was born in Apopka, FL, in 1955 and grew up listening to rock & roll, until he discovered country music at age 15 through Merle Haggard. He moved to Nashville in the early '70s, showing up at his sister's house with no warning, and worked a variety of odd jobs (including one as a roofer for the Grand Ole Opry) while playing clubs at night. Eventually, all the hard work paid off with a contract for Warner Bros., and Anderson released his first single in 1978. His self-titled...
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