Veteran Hit Maker Robert Metzgar May Break Hot Country Singles Record Set In 1994
In February of 1994, Robert Metzgar had 14 different single records in the Hot Country Singles chart all at the same time. That got him elected into the Legends Hall Of Fame. Metzgar may break that record this year in 2010 with his current roster.
In their extensive research, approximately 350 of the Indie World single “country” releases in music had been produced by the veteran hit maker and over a 100 in gospel music. Asked to pull all that catalog and re-issue it, was a daunting task because the label had gone through a major conversion in the early millennium years and was now Platinum Plus International. Gathering the first 10 volumes of country music so that the public could enjoy listening to them on iTunes and through other digital outlets was an expensive task for not only the record label but for the producer as well. www.platinumplusinternational.com
"You can’t imagine what pulling an old reel of quarter inch tape that has oxidized and has been in a vault at the studio for over 20 years is really like until you’ve tried to do that." Metzgar said after asking the help of several professional mastering firms to transfer the catalog to CD units. Metzgar is still extremely current with 12 charted records this year in 2010 which almost equals his record in 1994 that saw him elected to the Hall Of Fame. He may break his record this year with the current roster of artists that he has in country music.
Getting to some of this catalog was such an expensive task that Mr. Metzgar almost gave up on the project. The grizzled tough old 60 year old music veteran has had his own physical battles the past few years. Metzgar has gone through open heart surgery, cancer surgery and this left him physically drained during 2003 but he still has that wonderful sparkle, smile and sincerity. Mr. Metzgar has been in the music business over 35 years. Much of this catalog is the result of his work during his recovery from these two major surgeries. www.cdbaby.com/
"I worked so hard during my early years with Billy Walker, Tommy Overstreet, Carl & Pearl Butler, Warner Mack, David Houston, The Smokey River Boys and other MCA artists that I only produced a limited number of outside artists. However, the artists that I did work with were so incredibly talented," Metzgar said. After putting together the first 7 volumes of this 25th Anniversary Greatest Hits collection, the veteran hitmaker realized what radio saw in these songs. "You can put this collection on in your iPod, CD player or in the car and you never get tired of listening to this material. The mp3 version is astounding and that’s what I’ve purchased" commented the most sought after producer in Nashville for new artists. In February of 1994, Metzgar had produced 14 of the top 100 Hot Country single records that were in the charts that one week. He was hot as the tail pipe on Jimmy Johnson's NASCAR.
"This music is as fresh today as it was during the time that radio had it and was playing the songs on their indie play lists. Today, the whole world knows that the best songs that were ever recorded were recorded on indie artists. A whole cult following surrounds the indie artist now. Indie World is the hottest thing for teenage audiophiles. Many of the more dedicated audiophiles will only play the analog version on vinyl now. These songs are all by the original artists, remastered from the analog two tracks and now they are on digital CDs so the world can enjoy them as much as I did when I was in the studio producing them. www.indieworldhits.com
These songs represent 25 years of my life’s work. I encourage those of you who really love country music to listen and see if these volumes aren’t the absolute “best of the best” indie hits. Then you can just purchase them on the world's greatest music site at www.cdbaby.com and keep them for yourself. All the greatest indie artists and hits are there remastered for the public on CD for the first time.
All of these top #1 indie artists appeared on Platinum Plus Records and were promoted by some of the most powerful radio promotion people in the music business. On many occasions these artists stayed at #1 in the indie charts for many long weeks and were later nominated and awarded for their charted records. This is your chance to document the great history of independent artists in music through the years and see their contributions to the industry they love so much.
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