The songs on this collection celebrate the world of phonograph records across five decades of country and rockabilly music. It was a world we took for granted while it was here, and one that is disappearing before our eyes. The changes have happened very quickly. Technology won't stand still. And now we have arrived at a generation of people who barely know what a record is. Music is no longer something you buy. It is something you download. It's become a lot more efficient in terms of storage but it's also become a lot less romantic in the process. That's what is being lost with the cold march of technology. Many of US remember the first 78 we bought. The first 45. The first LP. Will today's teenagers talk as fondly about the first MP3 they ever downloaded? Every individual involved in the production of this collection and everyone who buys this disc is part of a family. We may grow smaller in number and older each year but we are still a visible minority. Just by owning and playing this record (CD) we celebrate the values and experiences we share. We help to keep them alive.