Photo from UMG

BY THE NUMBERS: CCR’s ‘Bayou Country’

Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Bayou Country turns 50 today (January 5) and, thus, starts a yearlong celebration of the band’s incredible three album run in 1969.

The 7-track LP was anchored by “Born On the Bayou” and the hit “Proud Mary,” and while critics weren’t very receptive to the other tracks, the album as a whole served as a stepping stone to CCR’s two other ‘69 offerings:  Green River and Willy and the Poor Boys.

Here’s Bayou Country by the numbers.

  • Age: 50 (January 5, 1969)
  • Number of Producers: 1 (John Fogerty)
  • Number of Tracks: 7
    • “Born On the Bayou”

      Creedence Clearwater Revival - Born On The Bayou

      Creedence Clearwater Revival is undeniably one of the greatest rock bands of all time, with an instantly recognizable, raw, bayou sound, popularized in songs like "Proud Mary" and "Green River". Since their formation in the 1960s, CCR has sold over 50 million records, while their songs remain in heavy rotation on the radio.

    • “Bootleg”

      Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bootleg (1969 promotional video)

      Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bootleg (1969 promotional video) Available on The Singles Collection from Creedence Clearwater Revival:http://smarturl.it/CCRSinglesCollection The Singles Collection features all A-sides and B-sides from legendary rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival; each song restored to its original mix, and presented in chronological order.

    • “Graveyard Train”

      Creedence Clearwater Revival - Graveyard Train

      Creedence Clearwater Revival is undeniably one of the greatest rock bands of all time, with an instantly recognizable, raw, bayou sound, popularized in songs like "Proud Mary" and "Green River". Since their formation in the 1960s, CCR has sold over 50 million records, while their songs remain in heavy rotation on the radio.

    • “Good Golly Miss Molly”

      Creedence Clearwater Revival - Good Golly Miss Molly

      Creedence Clearwater Revival is undeniably one of the greatest rock bands of all time, with an instantly recognizable, raw, bayou sound, popularized in songs like "Proud Mary" and "Green River". Since their formation in the 1960s, CCR has sold over 50 million records, while their songs remain in heavy rotation on the radio.

    • “Penthouse Pauper”

      Creedence Clearwater Revival - Penthouse Pauper

      Creedence Clearwater Revival is undeniably one of the greatest rock bands of all time, with an instantly recognizable, raw, bayou sound, popularized in songs like "Proud Mary" and "Green River". Since their formation in the 1960s, CCR has sold over 50 million records, while their songs remain in heavy rotation on the radio.

    • “Proud Mary”

      Creedence Clearwater Revival - Proud Mary

      Creedence Clearwater Revival is undeniably one of the greatest rock bands of all time, with an instantly recognizable, raw, bayou sound, popularized in songs like "Proud Mary" and "Green River". Since their formation in the 1960s, CCR has sold over 50 million records, while their songs remain in heavy rotation on the radio.

    • “Keep on Chooglin’”

      Creedence Clearwater Revival - Keep On Chooglin

      Creedence Clearwater Revival is undeniably one of the greatest rock bands of all time, with an instantly recognizable, raw, bayou sound, popularized in songs like "Proud Mary" and "Green River". Since their formation in the 1960s, CCR has sold over 50 million records, while their songs remain in heavy rotation on the radio.

  • Number of Singles: 1 (“Proud Mary”)
  • Highest Billboard 200 Album Chart ranking: 7
  • Copies Sold in the U.S.: 2 million


Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.