1. Steve Earle at Tramps, 1998 Country: Steve Earle at Tramps, 1998 Tramps Feb 5, 1998 The country-folk singer-songwriter performs his "Fort Worth Blues" and "Christmas in Washington" and covers the Rolling Stones' "Sweet Virginia."
  2. Merle Travis at the Ash Grove, 1965 Country: Merle Travis at the Ash Grove, 1965 Ash Grove Nov 19, 1965 The guitarist-singer-songwriter plays the instrumental "Cannonball Rag" and sings his signature "Sixteen Tons" at Melrose Avenue's folk and blues hot spot.
  3. A Salute to Merle Haggard Country: A Salute to Merle Haggard Fillmore Auditorium Apr 15, 1995 Marshall Crenshaw, Dave Alvin, Rosie Flores and Billy Joe Shaver cover "Ramblin' Fever," "West Texas Plains" and "I Can't Be Myself" in 1995.
  4. Son Volt's Alt-Country Style Country: Son Volt's Alt-Country Style Tramps Oct 27, 1995 Frontman Jay Farrar, formerly of Uncle Tupelo, leads the group on "Drown," "Loose String" and other tunes from their '95 debut, Trace.
  5. Carlene Carter's Country Confessions Country: Carlene Carter's Country Confessions Bottom Line Jul 18, 1978 The singer-songwriter, who turns 61 today, performs "Smoke Dreams," "Who Needs Words" and other tunes from her self-titled 1978 debut.
  6. Roy Acuff, King of Country Country: Roy Acuff, King of Country Newport Folk Festival Jul 27, 1968 Hank Williams once said of him: "For drawing power in the South, it was Roy Acuff, then God." Hear him with his Smokey Mountain Boys in 1968.
  7. George Hamilton IV at Newport Folk Fest Country: George Hamilton IV at Newport Folk Fest Newport Folk Festival Jul 27, 1968 The Nashville-based singer-songwriter, who died on this day in 2014, performs "Steel Rail Blues," "Abeline" and Break My Mind" in 1968.
  8. Jim Lauderdale's Country Soul Country: Jim Lauderdale's Country Soul Tramps Jun 29, 1998 The Nashville singer-songwriter performs "When The Devil Starts Crying" and other tunes from Pretty Close to the Truth in a '98 solo set.
  9. David Allan Coe's Outlaw Anthems Country: David Allan Coe's Outlaw Anthems Memorial Stadium Bonifay Jan 21, 1984 The prolific country singer-songwriter, who turns 77 today, performs his "Longhaired Redneck" and "Take This Job and Shove It" in 1984.
  10. Dottie West's Country Pop Appeal Country: Dottie West's Country Pop Appeal Ziegfields Jan 29, 1982 The country star, who died on this day in 1991, sings her hit singles "Country Sunshine" and "Every Time Two Fools Collide" in this '82 set.
  11. Remembering Jerry Reed Country: Remembering Jerry Reed Opryland Sep 22, 1983 The guitar picker and singer died on this day in 2008. Hear him play "Amos Moses" and "East Bound and Down" in this '83 Opryland set.
  12. Billy Joe Shaver at Tramps, '98 Country: Billy Joe Shaver at Tramps, '98 Tramps Mar 14, 1998 The Texas singer-songwriter performs "Honky Tonk Heroes" and "I'm Just An Ol' Chunk Of Coal (But I'm Gonna Be a Diamond Someday)."
  13. Shania Twain Rocks Dallas Country: Shania Twain Rocks Dallas Texas Stadium Nov 14, 1999 The Canadian Queen of Country Pop, who turns 51 today, sings "Rock This Country" and other tunes from Come On Over in this 1999 set.
  14. Jason & the Scorchers Fire Up Chi-Town Country: Jason & the Scorchers Fire Up Chi-Town Metro Chicago Apr 19, 1985 The Nashville-based band brings a manic punk energy to Neil Young's "Are You Ready for the Country?" and "Polk Salad Annie" in this '85 set
  1. McGuffey Lane at the Lone Star Cafe, '83 Country: McGuffey Lane at the Lone Star Cafe, '83 Lone Star Cafe Jan 18, 1983 The dual guitar work of Terry Efaw and John Schwab sparks the Ohio band on "Making a Living's Killing Me" from Let the Hard Times Roll.
  2. Kenny Rogers' Gift for Storytelling Country: Kenny Rogers' Gift for Storytelling Aug 4, 1980 The Country Music Hall of Famer, who turns 78 today, performs his hits "Lucille," "Coward of the County" and "The Gambler" in this 1980 set.
  3. Eddy Raven in Austin, 1986 Country: Eddy Raven in Austin, 1986 Rumors Apr 20, 1986 The Lafayette, Louisiana native, who turns 72 today, sings "I Got Mexico," "We Robbed Trains" and tunes from Love & Other Hard Times.
  4. Asleep at the Wheel's Texas Swing 'n Boogie Country: Asleep at the Wheel's Texas Swing 'n Boogie Tramps Apr 17, 1996 Ray Benson leads the Austin-based band on "Route 66," Louis Jordan's "Choo Choo Ch'Boogie" and "San Antonio Rose" in this '96 set.
  5. George Jones at Paradise, '82 Country: George Jones at Paradise, '82 Paradise Mar 16, 1982 The greatest country singer ever puts his soulful stamp on "The Race Is On," "Bartender's Blues" and "He Stopped Loving Her Today" in Boston.
  6. John Conlee in Alabama, '76 Country: John Conlee in Alabama, '76 Red Level, AL Jun 6, 1982 The crossover country singer, who turns 70 today, performs his hits "Friday Night Blues," "Lady Lay Down" and "Rose Colored Glasses."
  7. Happy Birthday, Mel Tillis! Country: Happy Birthday, Mel Tillis! Paducah, KY Jan 16, 1987 The popular '70s singer-songwriter turns 84 today. Hear him sing his hit "Coca Cola Cowboy" and "Texas On A Saturday Night" in this '87 set.
  8. Ricky Skaggs at West Palm Beach Country: Ricky Skaggs at West Palm Beach West Palm Beach Nov 6, 1981 The country and bluegrass singer-songwriter and mandolinist, who turns 62 today, performs "Don't Get Above Your Raising" in this '81 set.
  9. Emmylou Harris' New Directions Country: Emmylou Harris' New Directions Tramps Aug 10, 1996 The singer-songwriter performs tunes from her Grammy-winning album Wrecking Ball and delivers a rousing "Indian Red" in this '96 set.
  10. Dolly Parton's NYC Debut Country: Dolly Parton's NYC Debut Bottom Line May 14, 1977 The singer-songwriter from East Tennessee performs her "Coat of Many Colors," "Jolene" and "I Will Always Love You" in this '77 Bottom Line set.
  11. Remembering Chet Atkins Country: Remembering Chet Atkins Nashville Jun 6, 1985 The influential guitarist and Nashville record producer was born on this day in 1924. Hear him play "Ready For the Times to Get Better" in 1985.
  12. Billy 'Crash' Craddock Rubs It In Country: Billy 'Crash' Craddock Rubs It In Thunder Valley Raceway May 28, 1983 The country singer, who turns 77 today, sings his hits "Ruby Baby," "Broken Down in Tiny Pieces" and "Rub It In" in this '83 set from Bristol.
  13. Waylon Jennings at Opryland, '83 Country: Waylon Jennings at Opryland, '83 Opryland Oct 14, 1983 The outlaw country star, who was born on this day in 1937, performs his "Amanda" and duets with wife Jessi Colter on "Storms Never Last."