Country Music Hall of Fame honouree Vince Gill and steel guitar master Paul Franklin bow at No. 4 on Top Country Albums with "Bakersfield," a collaborative tribute set honouring the city's two biggest musical figures, Merle Haggard and Buck Owens.
The short list of lofty starts, also includes the multi-artist R&B tribute project "Rhythm Country & Blues," which popped on, at No. 2 in 1994, and "Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles," a various artists tribute that bowed at No. 3 in 1993.
The album marks Gill's 23rd charted title on Top Country Albums, and the first for Franklin.