1948-Dim Lights Thick Smoke & Hilbilly Music Count
- Artist: Various Artists
- Format: CD
- Release Date:4/26/2013
2008 release, an installment in this luxuriously packaged collection that highlights the history of Country music year by year, beginning in 1945 right up through 1970. The series is compiled an annotated by Grammy-winning Colin Escott. The big hits are here, but so are the classic performances that weren't necessarily big hits at the time, but became influential in the years ahead. Every volume has incredibly detailed behind-the-scenes stories, fabulously rare photos, and an ongoing history of Country music set against the backdrop of the broader American music business. 1948 features all the big hits by Red Foley, Ernest Tubb, Roy Acuff, Bill Monroe, Eddy Arnold etc., but also includes Leon Payne's original version of 'Lost Highway', Bill Carlisle's original 'Wedding Bells', Jimmie Skinner's original 'Doin' My Time', T. Texas Tyler's original 'Deck of Cards', and Pee Wee King's original 'Tennessee Waltz'. Bear Family.
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