"Nashville Fiddles" will stir your soul on this collection of 30 Fiddle Classics played by some of the finestfiddle players in Music City. A good fiddle tune can arouse the emotions like nothing else. One glance at the choice selections included in this fiddle player's gold mine of songs takes us back to the roots of American music at its best. "Fire On The Mountain", "Cotton Eyed Joe", "Home On The Range", and "Yellow Rose Of Texas" are prime examples of songs so well suited for such a renowned and ancient instrument. The 4-stringed instrument as we know it today can be traced back to Italy during the 1500's. The earliest of the famous violin makers were the Andrea Amatis family. A name that would become more famous emerged in the year 1666. That is when Antonio Stradivari made his first violin. Stradivari was actually a former woodcarver and pupil of the Amatis. The history of the fiddle is the same as the history of the violin, because physically speaking, they are the same instrument. The difference is in name only - and in the hearts and hands of the person playing the instrument. Nashville Fiddles ain't no concerto, but if good ol' down-home fiddle playin' is what you want, you've come to the right place.