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#395444 - 02/10/17 06:01 PM [Songs to add to Band-in-a-Box Titles database] Country songs to add (use this thread to add any country song)
PeterGannon Offline
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Country songs to add (use this thread to add any country song)

This thread is for country/folk/acoustic/bluegrass/"unplugged" type songs.

The songs should be"
- not already present in the song titles database in Band-in-a-Box 2017. You can easily see that, by typing the title in using the StylePicker, or the dedicated Titles Browser

For example, if you type "On the Road Again" .... and it isn't there, just post a message here, saying

On the Road Again - Willie Nelson
(the artist is optional, though appreciated)

Feel free to add personal comments - remember that we are having fun here, it isn't brain surgery smile

Let's not start adding 'obscure' songs that you think are awesome, but aren't know by a wide audience.
The test is, would a person familiar with the genre and the decade recognize this song?
The point here is that you wouldn't want to be browsing a titles database if it had a bunch of obscure songs. We're at 8,000 songs now, and they are roughly equal (country=pop=jazz). So based on that, you'd have to consider the song that you're recommending to be in the top 3,000 of the country or pop or jazz genre.

We will update the database with the songs you recommend.

Please do not post songs from a third party list (for example if you find a site listing 500 top country songs)- that list would be copyrighted material and we wouldn't enter it.

A good way to find songs might be to use the Titles browser in 2017, find your favorite artist, and sort by them, and see if we've missed some.

One of the reasons I added this feature, was to answer a question that's intrigued me.... and that is
"How many popular songs does a person recognize" . is it 1,000, or 5,000 or 20,000?
For example, everyone knows 'Let It Be'
... and Purple People Eater? ... if you lived through the 50's
... and 24K Magic (Bruno Mars) if you're paying attention and listening to music since 2010

The point is all those songs should be on the list, if they are recognizable to someone who is familiar with music of the genre and the decade.
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#395516 - 02/11/17 06:39 AM [Songs to add to Band-in-a-Box Titles database] Re: Country songs to add (use this thread to add any country song) [Re: PeterGannon]
George Nelson Offline
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Six days on the road - Dave Dudley - You Tube


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#395665 - 02/12/17 03:56 AM [Songs to add to Band-in-a-Box Titles database] Re: Country songs to add (use this thread to add any country song) [Re: PeterGannon]
George Nelson Offline
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Take these chains from my heart - Ray Charles - You Tube



(Different from Hank Williams)


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#395699 - 02/12/17 07:02 AM [Songs to add to Band-in-a-Box Titles database] Re: Country songs to add (use this thread to add any country song) [Re: PeterGannon]
George Nelson Offline
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Blanket On The Ground - Billie Jo Spears - You Tube
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#395764 - 02/12/17 11:03 AM [Songs to add to Band-in-a-Box Titles database] Re: Country songs to add (use this thread to add any country song) [Re: PeterGannon]
George Nelson Offline
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Loc: Scotland
Fifteen Years Ago - Conway Twitty - You Tube


I Don't Know A Thing About Love - Conway Twitty - You Tube


I'd Love To Lay You Down - Conway Twitty - You Tube


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#395770 - 02/12/17 11:13 AM [Songs to add to Band-in-a-Box Titles database] Re: Country songs to add (use this thread to add any country song) [Re: PeterGannon]
George Nelson Offline
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Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 1130
Loc: Scotland
Dont Cry Joni - Conway Twitty & Joni Lee - You Tube


George

P.S. Forgot to add to last songs blush
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#395862 - 02/13/17 05:51 AM [Songs to add to Band-in-a-Box Titles database] Re: Country songs to add (use this thread to add any country song) [Re: PeterGannon]
George Nelson Offline
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Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 1130
Loc: Scotland
My Toot Toot - Fats Domino & Doug Kershaw - You Tube


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#395874 - 02/13/17 07:44 AM [Songs to add to Band-in-a-Box Titles database] Re: Country songs to add (use this thread to add any country song) [Re: PeterGannon]
George Nelson Offline
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Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 1130
Loc: Scotland
Your Cheatin' Heart- Jerry Lee Lewis - Norah Jones - You Tube


Take Me Home Country Roads - Olivia Newton John - You Tube


Is There Something On Your Mind - Willie Nelson - You Tube


Ruby Tuesday - Don Williams - You Tube


Walking The Floor Over You - Pat Boone - You Tube


Always On My Mind - Willie Nelson - You Tube


Still - Bill Anderson - You Tube


More Like The Movies - Dr Hook - You Tube


George
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#395875 - 02/13/17 08:17 AM [Songs to add to Band-in-a-Box Titles database] Re: Country songs to add (use this thread to add any country song) [Re: PeterGannon]
George Nelson Offline
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Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 1130
Loc: Scotland
You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry - Moon Mullican - You Tube


Little Green Apples - Roger Miller - You Tube


I Love You Because - Jim Reeves - You Tube


Crystal Chandeliers - Charley Pride - You Tube


Goodnight Irene - Jerry Lee Lewis - You Tube


Reuben James - Kenny Rogers - You Tube


Burning Bridges - Roger Miller - You Tube



George
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#395892 - 02/13/17 11:24 AM [Songs to add to Band-in-a-Box Titles database] Re: Country songs to add (use this thread to add any country song) [Re: PeterGannon]
George Nelson Offline
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Registered: 12/12/02
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Loc: Scotland
You're My Best Friend - Don Williams - You Tube


Sally Was A Good Old Girl - Waylon Jennings - You Tube


Will The Circle Be Unbroken - Jerry Lee Lewis - You Tube


When Two Worlds Collide - Roger Miller - You Tube


A Stranger In My Arms - Patsy Cline - You Tube


George



Boy am I having fun!!!


Edited by George Nelson (02/13/17 11:25 AM)
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#395898 - 02/13/17 12:20 PM [Songs to add to Band-in-a-Box Titles database] Re: Country songs to add (use this thread to add any country song) [Re: PeterGannon]
Mike Head Offline
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Edited by Mike Head (02/13/17 12:21 PM)
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#395988 - 02/14/17 01:58 AM [Songs to add to Band-in-a-Box Titles database] Re: Country songs to add (use this thread to add any country song) [Re: PeterGannon]
George Nelson Offline
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Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 1130
Loc: Scotland
Am I That Easy To Forget - Carl Belew - You Tube


Just Out Of Reach - Patsy Cline - You Tube


Honky Tonk Merry Go Round - Patsy Cline - You Tube


George
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#396316 - 02/16/17 02:27 PM [Songs to add to Band-in-a-Box Titles database] Re: Country songs to add (use this thread to add any country song) [Re: PeterGannon]
Robertkc Offline
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Here`s a starter list of British Folk Revival songs which would be recognised by fans of the genre:



Who Knows Where The Time Goes Fairport Convention

Tam Lin

Cajun Woman

Farewell Farewell

The Sea Fotheringay

Riverman Nick Drake

Cello Song

Northern Sky

Once I Had A Sweetheart Pentangle

Lord Franklin

House Carpenter

Springtime Promises

Bless The Weather John Martyn

May You Never

Streets of London Ralph McTell

Painting Box Incredible String Band

More like this please,
Robert








Edited by Robertkc (02/16/17 02:30 PM)

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#396554 - 02/18/17 03:26 AM [Songs to add to Band-in-a-Box Titles database] Re: Country songs to add (use this thread to add any country song) [Re: PeterGannon]
George Nelson Offline
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Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 1130
Loc: Scotland
No Place To Fall - Townes Van Zandt - You Tube


Yesterday's Tears - Ernest Tubb - You Tube


You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry - Moon Mulligan - You Tube


Down On My Kness - Hank Locklin - You Tube


Cold, Cold Heart - Jerry Lee Lewis - You Tube


Before The Teardrop Falls - Freddy Fender - You Tube


Cry, Cry, Cry - Johnny Cash - You Tube


Angel Band - Porter Wagoner - You Tube


You're Never Been This Far Before - Conway Twitty - You Tube


When Two Worlds Collide - Roger Miller - You Tube


Dear God, I Go To Church On A Sunday - Patsy Cline - You Tube


Words - Rita Coolidge - You Tube


Here Comes My Baby - Dottie West - You Tube


Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad - Tammy Wynette - You Tube


Lonesome Number One – Don Gibson - You Tube


George
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#397309 - 02/23/17 06:42 AM [Songs to add to Band-in-a-Box Titles database] Re: Country songs to add (use this thread to add any country song) [Re: PeterGannon]
Bill1945 Offline
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Registered: 02/21/17
Posts: 3
Love her for awhile. Sam Outlaw

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#397598 - 02/25/17 02:53 AM [Songs to add to Band-in-a-Box Titles database] Re: Country songs to add (use this thread to add any country song) [Re: PeterGannon]
George Nelson Offline
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Registered: 12/12/02
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Loc: Scotland
Blackboard Of My Heart - Hank Thompson - You Tube


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#397702 - 02/25/17 12:53 PM [Songs to add to Band-in-a-Box Titles database] Old Country Church [Re: PeterGannon]
Jim Fogle Offline
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"Old Country Church" - Southern Country / Bluegrass Gospel

++ (Fast) Bluegrass Example ++

++ (Slower) Country Example ++
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#397943 - 02/27/17 02:28 AM [Songs to add to Band-in-a-Box Titles database] Re: Country songs to add (use this thread to add any country song) [Re: PeterGannon]
George Nelson Offline
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Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 1130
Loc: Scotland
Are You Teasing Me - Roly Daniels & Dee Reilly - You Tube

George
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#397947 - 02/27/17 03:04 AM [Songs to add to Band-in-a-Box Titles database] Re: Country songs to add (use this thread to add any country song) [Re: PeterGannon]
George Nelson Offline
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Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 1130
Loc: Scotland
Last Train to San Fernando - Johnny Duncan and the Bluegrass Boys - You Tube


George
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#398749 - 03/04/17 05:37 AM [Songs to add to Band-in-a-Box Titles database] Re: Country songs to add (use this thread to add any country song) [Re: PeterGannon]
George Nelson Offline
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Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 1130
Loc: Scotland
Happy Journey – Hank Locklin - You Tube


Loving You Is Killing Me – Alabama - You Tube


The Legend Of Bonny And Clyde – Merle Haggard - You Tube


She's Mine- George Jones - You Tube


Thanks A Lot – Johnny Cash - You Tube



Take A Letter Miss Gray – Justin Tubb - You Tube



Please Release Me – Ray Price - You Tube


The Last Word in Lonesome Is Me – Roger Miller - You Tube


The Teddy Bear Song – Barbara Fairchild - You Tube


One Day At A Time – Lena Martell - You Tube


Crazy Dreams – Patsy Cline - You Tube


The Green Green Grass Of Home – Tom Jones - You Tube


Cowboy Boots – Dave Dudley - You Tube


Among My Souvenirs – Connie Francis - You Tube


My Elusive Dreams – Tammy Wynette & George Jones - You Tube


Kentucky Gambler – Merle Haggard - You Tube


Southern Nights – Glen Campbell - You Tube


It Wasn't God Who Made Honkytonk Angels – Loretta lynn, Tammy Wynette & Dolly Parton - You Tube


What I've Got In Mind – Billie Jo Spears - You Tube


The Wings Of A Dove – Ferlin Husky - You Tube


Anytime You're Feeling Lonely – Slim Whitman - You Tube


If You Ain't Loving – George Strait - You Tube


Since I Met You Baby – Ivory Joe Hunter - You Tube



The Roots Of My Raising – Merle Haggard - You Tube



Satin Sheets – Jeanne Pruett - You Tube



Waterloo – Stonewall Jackson - You Tube



Crying In The Rain – Don Williams - You Tube



57 Chevrolet – Billie Jo Spears - You Tube



Bimbo – Jim Reeves - You Tube



Misty Blue – Joe Simon - You Tube



Silver Wings – Josh Turner - You Tube



George
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#399269 - 03/07/17 10:50 AM [Songs to add to Band-in-a-Box Titles database] Re: Country songs to add (use this thread to add any country song) [Re: PeterGannon]
George Nelson Offline
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Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 1130
Loc: Scotland
Pick Me Up On Your Way Down – Charlie Walker - You Tube


Tears Will Be The Chaser – Wanda Jackson - You Tube


I Cheated Me Right Out Of You – Mo Bandy - You Tube


Geisha Girl – Hank Locklin - You Tube


There Goes My Everything – Jack Greene - You Tube


We're Gonna Go Fishing - Hank Locklin - You Tube


D.I.V.O.R.C.E – Tammy Wynette - You Tube


Fraulein – Bobby Helms - You Tube


When Love Is Gone – Bobby Bare - You Tube


Just Call Me Lonesome – Eddy Arnold - You Tube


Rose Marie – Slim Whitman - You Tube


Someone To Give My Love To – Johnny Pacheck - You Tube


Blue Blue Day – Don Gibson - You Tube


Heartbreak U.S.A – Kitty Wells - You Tube


Your Old Love Letters – Porter Wagoner - You Tube


She's No Angel – Red Allen - You Tube


Good Hearted Woman – Lisa McHugh - You Tube


Out of My Mind Over You – Johnny Tillotson - You Tube


Greenback Dollar – Woody Guthrie - You Tube


Old Shep – Red Foley - You Tube


Boquuet of Roses – Eddie Arnold - You Tube


Yesterday's Tears – Ernest Tubb - You Tube


Down On My Knees – Hank Locklin - You Tube


Before The Next Teardrop Falls – Freddy Fender - You Tube


From Here To There To You – Hank Locklin - You Tube



George
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#399413 - 03/08/17 07:34 AM [Songs to add to Band-in-a-Box Titles database] Re: Country songs to add (use this thread to add any country song) [Re: PeterGannon]
George Nelson Offline
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Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 1130
Loc: Scotland
This Old House – Carl Perkins - You Tube


Daddy's Hands - Holly Dunn - You Tube


Devil's Alley - Porter Wagoner - You Tube


Just One Time – Mark Knopfler & Chet Atkins - You Tube


Little Buddy - Hank Snow - You Tube


Happy Birthday To Me - Hank Locklin - You Tube


The Prisoner's Song - Eddie Arnold - You Tube


I Wish I Could Hurt That Way Again - T. Graham Brown - You Tube


Empty Arms Again - Reba Nell McEntire - You Tube


Little Miss Heartache - Carl Belew - You Tube


Take It To The Limit - Suzy Buguss - You Tube


If Not You – Dr. Hook - You Tube


The Wind Beneath My Wings – Lee Greenwood - You Tube


The Girl Most Likely - Jeannie C Riley - You Tube


Jealous Heart - Tex Ritter - You Tube


George
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#399507 - 03/08/17 07:53 PM [Songs to add to Band-in-a-Box Titles database] Re: Country songs to add (use this thread to add any country song) [Re: PeterGannon]
cchallum Offline
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Registered: 04/29/03
Posts: 1339
Loc: Huntsville, TX 77341
It's My Lazy Day by Smiley Burnett

Settin' Fancy Free by Oakridge Boys


Edited by cchallum (03/08/17 07:58 PM)

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#401011 - 03/16/17 03:59 AM [Songs to add to Band-in-a-Box Titles database] Re: Country songs to add (use this thread to add any country song) [Re: PeterGannon]
George Nelson Offline
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Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 1130
Loc: Scotland
She's No Angel – Kitty Wells - You Tube


Sold American – Glen Campbell - You Tube


I Haven't Seen Mary In Years – Mel Tillis - You Tube


Matilda – Freddy Fender - You Tube


Thank The Cowboy For The Ride – Tammy Wynette - You Tube


Take My Hand For A While – Buffy Sainte-Marie - You Tube


It Coulda Been Me – Billie Jo Spears - You Tube


Where Do We Go From Here – Waylon Jennings - You Tube



I Want To Be With You Tonight – Alabama - You Tube


George
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#401407 - 03/18/17 12:00 PM [Songs to add to Band-in-a-Box Titles database] Re: Country songs to add (use this thread to add any country song) [Re: PeterGannon]
cchallum Offline
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What is the anticipated time period between database updates that a user can expect?
Cecil

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#428958 - 09/06/17 10:50 AM [Songs to add to Band-in-a-Box Titles database] Re: Country songs to add (use this thread to add any country song) [Re: cchallum]
Joe -PG Music Offline
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Registered: 01/18/16
Posts: 637
Originally Posted By: cchallum
What is the anticipated time period between database updates that a user can expect?
Cecil


Hello cchallum,

We are in the process of updating our song database and anticipating it to be released with the newest Band-in-a-Box edition.
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#428961 - 09/06/17 11:12 AM [Songs to add to Band-in-a-Box Titles database] Re: Country songs to add (use this thread to add any country song) [Re: PeterGannon]
Joe -PG Music Offline
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Registered: 01/18/16
Posts: 637
Thank you all for your input. All the song suggestions that have been previously posted in this thread have been added to the database.
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#432789 - 10/08/17 12:48 PM [Songs to add to Band-in-a-Box Titles database] Re: Country songs to add (use this thread to add any country song) [Re: PeterGannon]
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Registered: 11/08/15
Posts: 73
Loc: The FAR South
Pop/Country like:

Kenny Chesney - All the Pretty Girls YouTube

Jason Aldean - Burnin' It Down YouTube


Edited by BigSugarHopkins (10/08/17 12:51 PM)
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Fixed: There was no Quality selector in the Render to Audio File dialog if rendering MP3 on Windows 7 or earlier.
Fixed: There were visual artifacts in the leadsheet & notation windows when moving the cursor.
Fixed: Using the Transpose or stretching features in the Audio Edit window might cause an access violation if the audio track is mono.
Improved: Band-in-a-Box will start up faster.
Improved: Importing ABC Notation files has been improved.
Updated: Help file and manuals.
Updated: RealTracks Artist bio's.

http://www.pgmusic.com/support_windowsupdates.htm#505

New! Video RealTracks for Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows!

NEW with Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows... Video RealTracks Sets!

Video RealTracks allow you to see the RealTracks artist playing that track - you can use them just like any other RealTrack, and you can generate a video which will display the musician playing your song exactly as you hear it. You can also include a chord sheet or notation in the video.
TIP: If you load one of the video RealTracks bands, you will have video RealTracks on 5 tracks, and you can make a video of 1-5 musicians!

We've added Video RealTracks Set 1: Pop Ballad Band to our Free Bonus PAK included in Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows packages during our December special.
Video RealTracks Set 2: Country TrainBeat Band is included in the 2018 49-PAK, along with 40 Bonus UNRELEASED RealTracks, 22 MIDI SuperTracks, 101 Instrumental Studies, and Artist Performance Set 8: Traditional Songs Sung by Béatrix Méthé.

SPECIAL OFFER: During our Band-in-a-Box® 2018 Holiday Special, purchase our "Video RealTracks Set 3-6 Special Bundle Offer" to complete your purchase with the remaining Video RealTracks Sets for the low price of just $49! http://www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.videorealtracks.htm

Learn more about the new Video RealTracks and see them in action: Video link - "Video RealTracks Sets 1-6 for Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows"

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