Country
  1. Country: Roy Acuff, King of Country Roy Acuff, King of Country 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.
  2. Country: Emmylou's Song for Graham Emmylou's Song for Graham Nov 25, 1975 This early recording of Emmylou in '75 features a stirring rendition of "Boulders to Birmingham," a song about the death of her mentor, Gram Parsons.
  3. Country: All in the Family All in the Family Apr 18, 1963

    Mother Maybelle keeps the Carter Family tradition of song going at the Ash Grove.

  4. Country: Old 97's Ode to Texas Old 97's Ode to Texas Dec 21, 2010 Alt-country heroes the Old 97's kick off their Daytrotter session from 2010 with Rhett Miller's ode to the Lone Star State, "A State of Texas."
  5. Country: Reba McEntire Does Patsy Cline Reba McEntire Does Patsy Cline Aug 27, 1983 The popular singer and actress pays tribute to her "favorite lady" in this 1983 concert at the Appalachian Fair in Gray, Tennessee.
  6. Country: Reba's Salute to Patsy Cline Reba's Salute to Patsy Cline Aug 27, 1983 Country star Reba McIntire sings a medley of tunes made famous by the Country Music Hall of Famer in this 1983 set from the Appalachian Fair.
  7. Country: The Two Sides of Emmylou Harris The Two Sides of Emmylou Harris Aug 10, 1996 The singer-songwriter performs tough roadhouse rockers like "Two More Bottles of Wine" and more atmospheric tunes from Wrecking Ball.
  8. Country: Video: Mike and the Moonpies, 2011 Video: Mike and the Moonpies, 2011 Apr 30, 2011 The Austin honky-tonk band fronted by singer Mike Harmeier and featuring Catlin Rutherford's killer Tele licks plays Codfish Hollow Barn.
  9. Country: Willie Nelson & Friends, 2004 Willie Nelson & Friends, 2004 May 5, 2004 The outlaw country star and prolific songwriter performs duets with Merle Haggard, Rickie Lee Jones, Keith Richards and Jerry Lee Lewis.
  10. Country: Waylon Jennings at Opryland Waylon Jennings at Opryland Oct 14, 1983 The outlaw country icon sings his hit "Amanda" and "Mamas don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys" in this 1983 set from Nashville.
  11. Country: Jerry Jeff Walker at the Lone Star Cafe Jerry Jeff Walker at the Lone Star Cafe Aug 19, 1982 The Austin resident and native New Yorker performs his hit tune "Mr. Bojangles" and lesser known gem "Pissin' in the Wind" in this 1982 set.
  12. Country: Michael Martin Murphey in Fort Worth Michael Martin Murphey in Fort Worth Nov 29, 1986 The Texas-born "Cosmic Cowboy" performs his crossover hit "Wildfire" and alt-country tunes like "Geronimo's Cadillac" in this 1986 concert.
  13. Country: Roseanne Cash in Dallas, 1983 Roseanne Cash in Dallas, 1983 Jul 21, 1983 The country crossover artist just released her masterpiece, The River & The Thread. Hear her sing "Seven Year Ache" 30 years ago.
  14. Country: Dolly Parton's NYC Debut Dolly Parton's NYC Debut May 14, 1977 The country star was the hottest ticket in the Big Apple during her breakthrough three-night engagement at the Bottom Line in 1977.
  15. Country: Anne Murray Goes Triple Platinum Anne Murray Goes Triple Platinum Jun 5, 1983 This week in 1987, Anne Murray became the first female country singer to sell 3 million records. Here she is belting out her hits in Toronto five years earlier.
  16. Country: Shania Twain Does Dallas Shania Twain Does Dallas Nov 14, 1999 The Canadian country singer performs "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" and "Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)" on her '99 Come On Over tour.
  17. Country: George Strait in New York City George Strait in New York City Apr 28, 1984 Country golden boy George Strait helps NYC's Lone Star Cafe live up to its name with some real Texas honky tonkin'.
  18. Country: Watch out for Calamity Jane! Watch out for Calamity Jane! May 19, 1982 The country stars of Calamity Jane play a variety of original and cover song favorites at this concert from May of 1982.
  19. Country: k.d. lang Seduces Philly k.d. lang Seduces Philly Nov 4, 1992 The Canadian chanteuse casts her spell on a Tower Theater audience with "Save Me," "Mind of Love" and "Miss Chatelaine" in this 1992 concert.
  20. Country: Jim Lauderdale's Country Soul Jim Lauderdale's Country Soul 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.
  21. Country: Steve Earle at the Bottom Line, '86 Steve Earle at the Bottom Line, '86 Jun 18, 1986 The Texas-bred singer-songwriter and swaggering country-rocker performs tunes from his Guitar Town album with his band The Dukes.
  22. Country: Live Free or Die With Son Volt Live Free or Die With Son Volt Oct 27, 1995 Led by ex-Uncle Tupelo guitarist and singer Jay Farrar, the alt-country pioneers rip through a set of tunes from their debut LP, Trace.
  23. Country: Warren Haynes and DAC Warren Haynes and DAC Jan 21, 1984

    The controversial David Allen Coe surrounded himself with quite a roster at this Florida concert, including future Allmans-axeman Warren Haynes.

  24. Country: Waylon Jennings in Albany, '83 Waylon Jennings in Albany, '83 Jun 10, 1983 The outlaw country star performs his hits "Good Hearted Woman," "Amanda" and "Good Ol' Boys (Theme Trom The Dukes of Hazzard)."
  25. Country: Merle Haggard & the Strangers in Dallas Merle Haggard & the Strangers in Dallas Feb 13, 1982 The country icon plays "Misery and Gin" and "I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink" in this 1982 set from Dewey Groom's Longhorn Ballroom.
  26. Country: Knock Three Times for Billy Craddock Knock Three Times for Billy Craddock May 28, 1983 Listen to Billy Craddock play Tony Orlando's infections country pop hit, "Knock Three Times."
  27. Country: Charley Pride in West Virginia, '85 Charley Pride in West Virginia, '85 May 11, 1985 The mellow-voiced baritone sings his hit song "Kiss An Angel Good Morning" and covers the Ray Price classic "For the Good Times."
  28. Country: Baez Goes Country Baez Goes Country Jul 27, 1968 Backed by the Charles River Valley Boys at the 1968 Newport Folk Festival, Baez played some old country standards.
  29. Country: Junior Brown Rocks the Guit-Steel Junior Brown Rocks the Guit-Steel Sep 5, 1992 The American original plays double-neck hybrid guitar on "My Wife Thinks You're Dead," "Sugarfoot Rag" and "Hillbilly Hula Gal" in 1992.
  30. Country: The Oak Ridge Boys in Dallas, '82 The Oak Ridge Boys in Dallas, '82 Jun 18, 1982 The gospel-country quartet blends rich vocal harmonies on "Dig a Little Deeper in the Well," "Y'all Come Back Saloon," "Bobbie Sue" and "Elvira."
  31. Country: Kris Kristofferson, Comin' Down Kris Kristofferson, Comin' Down Jun 25, 1982 Johnny Cash took hungover recollection "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down" to #1 on this date in 1970. Hear the songwriter himself play it during a closing medley.
  32. Country: Roy Acuff at the '68 Newport Folk Festival Roy Acuff at the '68 Newport Folk Festival Jul 27, 1968 The fiddler-singer and Grand Ole Opry star leads his Smoky Mountain Boys on "Wabash Cannonball," "The Great Speckled Bird" and others.
  33. Country: Ed Bruce at Danny's in Rhode Island, '82 Ed Bruce at Danny's in Rhode Island, '82 Aug 1, 1982 The singer-songwriter with the deep baritone voice performs his outlaw anthem "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys."
  34. Country: Video: Willie Nelson at Woodstock '99 Video: Willie Nelson at Woodstock '99 Jul 25, 1999 The Red Headed Stranger and outlaw country superstar performs his classics "Whiskey River," "Crazy," "Night Life" and "On the Road Again."
  35. Country: Paul Cotton's Poco Debut, 1970 Paul Cotton's Poco Debut, 1970 Nov 1, 1970 This show by country rock pioneers Poco was recorded on the last night of a 3-night run at the Fillmore, and marks the first performance with Paul Cotton.
  36. Country: Bill Anderson at the South Florida Fair Bill Anderson at the South Florida Fair Jan 29, 1984 The country star and Nashville Network TV personality sings "I Wonder If God Likes Country Music" at this 1984 concert with his Po' Folks Band.
  37. Country: Dottie West's Downhome Country Soul Dottie West's Downhome Country Soul Jan 29, 1982 The country star sings her 1973 hit "Country Sunshine" and delivers a moving take on Hank Williams' "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" in 1982.
  38. Country: The Bellamy Brothers at the Lone Star The Bellamy Brothers at the Lone Star Jun 18, 1985 Jesse & Noah Bellamy, sons of country stars The Bellamy Brothers, play at Hill Country Live tonight in New York. Hear their fathers in a 1985 NYC concert.
  39. Country: Lone Justice at the Ritz, '85 Lone Justice at the Ritz, '85 Sep 18, 1985 Guitarist Ryan Hedgecock and singer Maria McKee lead the alt-country band on "East of Eden," "After the Flood" and "Don't Toss Us Away."
  40. Country: Railroad Revival Tour 2012 Railroad Revival Tour 2012 Hear Willie Nelson and John C. Reilly on this playlist dedicated to the eminently American rolling tour.
  41. Country: Ray Wylie Hubbard's Vivid Tales Ray Wylie Hubbard's Vivid Tales Feb 13, 2012 The Texas singer-songwriter delivers gritty story songs like "Count Your Blessings" and "Drunken Poet's Dream" in this intimate 2012 set.
  42. Country: Jerry Reed's Downhome Ditties Jerry Reed's Downhome Ditties Oct 13, 1982 The singer-songwriter-actor and guitar picker plays his country-funk hit "Amos Moses" and "She Got the Goldmine (I Got the Shaft)" in 1982.
  43. Country: Terri Gibbs in Knoxville, 1983 Terri Gibbs in Knoxville, 1983 Jan 21, 1983 The singer performs her hits "Mis'ry River" and "Somebody's Knockin'" and delivers soulful covers of "It's All Over Now" and "What'd I Say."
  44. Country: King of Rockabilly Carl Perkins King of Rockabilly Carl Perkins May 17, 1983 Perkins and band are in top form for this '83 Silver Eagle radio show, climaxing with a massive medley of '50s hits.
  45. Country: George Jones: Simply the Best George Jones: Simply the Best Feb 25, 1987 The greatest voice in country music sings tear-jerkers like "Wine Colored Roses" and "He Stopped Loving Her Today" in this '87 concert.
  46. Country: George Strait at the Lone Star Cafe George Strait at the Lone Star Cafe Apr 28, 1984 The country superstar performs "I Can't See Texas From Here," "If You Think I Am Crazy Now" and other tunes from Strait From the Heart.
  47. Country: Charlie Daniels Band Goes Platinum Charlie Daniels Band Goes Platinum Aug 19, 1979 This 1979 show from Peoria, IL catches The Charlie Daniels Band three days after their album Million Mile Reflections is certified platinum.
  48. Country: Hank, Jr. Serves Up Some 'Jambalaya' Hank, Jr. Serves Up Some 'Jambalaya' Jan 1, 1981 Bocephus brings this 1981 concert to a rollicking crescendo with "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)," a No. 1 hit for his dad in 1952.
  49. Country: Dolly Parton Live in '77 Dolly Parton Live in '77 May 14, 1977

    Have a listen to this homely 1977 concert at New York's intimate Bottom Line.

  50. Country: Asleep at the Wheel's Texas Swing 'n Boogie Asleep at the Wheel's Texas Swing 'n Boogie 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.
  51. Country: John Conlee at Red Level in Alabama John Conlee at Red Level in Alabama Jun 6, 1982 The Kentucky singer-songwriter performs his "Lady Lay Down," "Rose Colored Glasses" and "Back Side of Thirty" with his Carolina Fever Band.
  52. Country: Asleep at the Wheel Brings Texas to NYC Asleep at the Wheel Brings Texas to NYC Dec 15, 1977 There's something for everyone here on this classic Asleep at the Wheel show. From Bob Willis-esque country, to big band jazz, this group defied all genres.

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