1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. A Hank Williams Birthday Playlist Country: A Hank Williams Birthday Playlist 18 songs 1:07:25 The hugely influential singer-songwriter was born on this day in 1923. Hear his tunes covered by George Jones, Dwight Yoakam, George Thorogood and others.
  4. A Salute to Roy Acuff Country: A Salute to Roy Acuff Newport Folk Festival Jul 27, 1968 The first inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame was born on this day in 1903. Hear him lead his Smokey Mountain Boys at the 1968 Newport Folk Festival.
  5. George Jones Serenades Kentucky Country: George Jones Serenades Kentucky Executive Inn Feb 25, 1987 The country icon was born on this day in 1931. Hear him sing classics like "The Race Is On," "No Show Jones" and the poignant "He Stopped Loving Her Today."
  6. A Patsy Cline Playlist Country: A Patsy Cline Playlist 10 songs 41:36 Hear Linda Ronstadt, Reba McEntire, Tammy Wynette, Roy Buchanan, Greg Kihn and Snowblink pay tribute to the country queen, who was born on this day in 1932.
  7. Emmylou Harris' 'Wrecking Ball' Tour Country: Emmylou Harris' 'Wrecking Ball' Tour Tramps Aug 10, 1996 The singer-songwriter covers Waylon Jennings' "Ain't Living Long Like This" and Delbert McClinton's "Two More Bottles of Wine" in this 1996 Tramps set.
  8. Kenny Rogers Sings His Hits Country: Kenny Rogers Sings His Hits Aug 4, 1980 The country star, who is set to retire later this year, turns 79 today. Hear him sing "The Gambler" and "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town" in a 1980 set.
  9. R.I.P. Glen Campbell Country: R.I.P. Glen Campbell Fivestar Studios Jun 1, 2012 The guitarist-singer died Tuesday at age 81 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Hear him sing his hits "Wichita Lineman" and "Rhinestone Cowboy" in 2012.
  10. Mel Tillis at the Grand Ole Opry Country: Mel Tillis at the Grand Ole Opry Grand Ole Opry Aug 28, 1980 The country singer-songwriter, who turns 85 today, performs his '70s hits "Coca Cola Cowboy," "I Ain't Never" and "Good Woman Blues" in this 1980 set.
  11. The Killer Goes Country Country: The Killer Goes Country 15 songs 53:21 Jerry Lee Lewis performs "There Stands the Glass," "You Win Again," "She Even Woke Me Up to Say Goodbye" and other country favorites in this playlist.
  12. Hank Williams Jr. Is Back! Country: Hank Williams Jr. Is Back! Von Braun Center Jan 1, 1986 Guess who will be singing the theme song once again on "Monday Night Football" this Fall? Hear him sing his "All My Rowdy Friends (Are Coming Over Tonight)."
  13. Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton Country: Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton  16 songs 55:57 The two country icons will share the stage together for the last time in Nashville this Fall on Roger's farewell concert being billed as "All In For The Gambler."
  14. Ricky Skaggs at the Ohio State Fair Country: Ricky Skaggs at the Ohio State Fair Ohio State Fair Sep 29, 1984 The singer-mandolin ace, who turns 62 today, plays Merle Travis' "Sweet Temptation" and his own "Low and Lonely" and "Don't Cheat in Our Hometown" in 1984.
  1. The Intimate Willie Nelson Country: The Intimate Willie Nelson Shoreline Amphitheatre Nov 2, 1991 The Red Headed Stranger plays his songs "Crazy," "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" and "On the Road Again" accompanied only by harmonica ace Mickey Raphael.
  2. Kris Kristofferson's Prolific Pen Country: Kris Kristofferson's Prolific Pen Country Club Jun 25, 1982 The singer-songwriter, who turns 81 today, plays many of his popular tunes including "For the Good Times," "Me and Bobby McGee" and "Why Me" in 1982.
  3. Remembering Chet Atkins Country: Remembering Chet Atkins Nashville Jun 6, 1985 The Country Gentleman, who was born on this day in 1924, showcases his signature guitar chops on "Ready for the Times to Get Better" in this 1985 set.
  4. Waylon Jennings at Opryland, 1983 Country: Waylon Jennings at Opryland, 1983 Opryland Oct 14, 1983 The outlaw country star, born on this day in 1937, sings his classic "Amanda" and the hit single "Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys."
  5. George Jones, Ragged But Right Country: George Jones, Ragged But Right Bottom Line Jun 6, 1981 The greatest voice in country music delivers on "The Race Is On," "Bartender's Blues" and the poignant "He Stopped Loving Her Today" in this 1981 set.
  6. Johnny Paycheck at the Lone Star Cafe Country: Johnny Paycheck at the Lone Star Cafe Lone Star Cafe Feb 23, 1980 The outlaw country star was born on this day in 1938. Hear him sing "Me And the I.R.S." and "I'm the Only Hell (Mama Ever Raised)" in this set from 1980.
  7. The Judds at Radio City Music Hall Country: The Judds at Radio City Music Hall Radio City Music Hall Mar 21, 1986 Wynonna Judd, who turns 53 today, joins her mother Naomi on "Girls Night Out," "Cry Myself to Sleep" and "Mama He's Crazy" in this 1986 set.
  8. Jessie Colter Ridin' Shotgun in Albany Country: Jessie Colter Ridin' Shotgun in Albany Albany Palace Theatre Jun 10, 1983 The singer-songwriter, who turns 74 today, performs her crossover hit "I'm Not Lisa" and the country ballad "I'm Looking for Blue Eyes" in this 1983 set.
  9. George Strait at the Lone Star Cafe Country: George Strait at the Lone Star Cafe Lone Star Cafe Apr 28, 1984 The country star turns 65 today. Hear him sing "I Can't See Texas From Here," "Honky Tonk Crazy" and "That's What I Like About the South" in 1984.
  10. Maybelle Carter at Ash Grove, 1963 Country: Maybelle Carter at Ash Grove, 1963 Ash Grove Apr 21, 1963 The country music matriarch was born on this day in 1909. Hear her perform the Carter Family classics "Lulu Wall" and "Wildwood Flower."
  11. Jerry Jeff Walker at the Lone Star Cafe Country: Jerry Jeff Walker at the Lone Star Cafe Lone Star Cafe Aug 19, 1982 This is one of the most enjoyable live sets you are likely to hear from one of the last true country cowboy music stars that's still out there packing venues.
  12. Joe Ely's 'Letter to Laredo' Country: Joe Ely's 'Letter to Laredo' Tramps Jun 20, 1996 The Texas singer-songwriter, who turns 70 today, mixes roadhouse rockers and tunes from his striking Letter to Laredo in this 1996 set.
  13. Dwight Yoakam's Honky Tonk Appeal Country: Dwight Yoakam's Honky Tonk Appeal  Fillmore Auditorium Dec 31, 1985 The country star covers classics like "Heartaches By the Number," Johnny Cash's "Ring Of Fire" and Hank Williams' "Jambalaya" in 1985.