1. 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.
  2. 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."
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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."
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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."
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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)."
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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.