Country
  1. Country: The Oak Ridge Boys in Nice, France The Oak Ridge Boys in Nice, France May 14, 1985 The Tennessee country and gospel vocal quartet brings its downhom, quintessentially American sound to the French Riviera in this '85 set.
  2. Country: Hot Burritos' Rock Country Hot Burritos' Rock Country Apr 6, 1969 The Flying Burrito Brothers were most influential with a blend of country and pop music in their late-'60s performances.
  3. Country: Chet Atkins' Nashville Sound Chet Atkins' Nashville Sound Jun 6, 1985 The legendary guitarist performs "Ready for the Times to Get Better," Don McLean's "Vincent" and George Benson's "Sunrise" in this '85 set.
  4. Country: Jason & the Scorchers Fire Up Chi-Town Jason & the Scorchers Fire Up Chi-Town 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
  5. Country: Lacy J. Dalton at the Roadhouse, 1983 Lacy J. Dalton at the Roadhouse, 1983 Jun 8, 1983 The singer-songwriter with the gritty, powerhouse vocals performs her "Hillbilly Girl With the Blues" and "Wide Eyed and Willing."
  6. Country: Are You Ready For Some Football? Are You Ready For Some Football? Jan 1, 1986 Hank Williams Jr. sings "All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight," the opening theme for Monday Night Football for 22 years.
  7. Country: Mel Tillis at the Grand Ole Opry Mel Tillis at the Grand Ole Opry Aug 28, 1980 The Nashville-based singer-songwriter performs his hits "Coca Cola Cowboy," "Good Woman Blues" and "I Got the Hoss" is this 1980 set.
  8. Country: Rodney Crowell at Daytrotter, 2011 Rodney Crowell at Daytrotter, 2011 May 20, 2011 The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter performs intimate, solo acoustic versions of "Beautiful World" and "Jewel of the South."
  9. Country: Country Queen Loretta Lynn Live in Texas Country Queen Loretta Lynn Live in Texas Jun 18, 1982 50 years ago today Loretta joined the Grand Ole Opry. Enjoy this 1982 performance by country royalty.
  10. 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.

  11. Country: Kris Kristofferson Plays All the Hits Kris Kristofferson Plays All the Hits Jun 25, 1982 A great writer with a not-so-spectacular voice, Kristofferson plays many of the songs that garnered hits for other artists over the years.
  12. Country: Junior Brown's Stinging Guit-Steel Junior Brown's Stinging Guit-Steel Sep 5, 1992 The American original plays downhome ditties like "Hillbilly Hula Gal" and "My Baby Don't Dance to Nothin' But Ernest Tubb" in this '92 set.
  13. 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)."
  14. Country: Sweethearts of the Vault Sweethearts of the Vault Aug 30, 2011 Darker My Love channels the Byrds circa country-crossover album Sweetheart of the Rodeo.
  15. Country: Hoyt Axton, Country's Unsung Hero Hoyt Axton, Country's Unsung Hero Jul 7, 1975 Although Hoyt Axton was never a household name, he found incredible success as a songwriter, penning songs for Elvis, Ringo and more. Hear him live in '75.
  16. 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.
  17. Country: Joe Ely's Mixed Bag at Tramps, 1996 Joe Ely's Mixed Bag at Tramps, 1996 Jun 20, 1996 The Texas singer-songwriter premieres poignant story songs from Letter to Laredo and plays honky tonk numbers like "Oh, Boy!"
  18. Country: Charlie Daniels Honors Skynyrd Charlie Daniels Honors Skynyrd Jan 13, 1979 The surviving members of Lynyrd Skynyrd join Daniels on a rousing rendition of "Free Bird" at the Volunteer Jam V in Nashville, 1979.
  19. Country: Alabama Plays the Salt Palace Alabama Plays the Salt Palace Mar 20, 1981 The country rock group covers Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Green River" and the Marshall Tucker Band's "Can't You See" in this '81 set.
  20. Country: Ricky Skaggs in Knoxville Ricky Skaggs in Knoxville Oct 16, 1982 Master of all things stringed, hear the lifelong country & bluegrass man have a "great time pickin' for y'all".
  21. Country: Tanya Tucker Comes of Age Tanya Tucker Comes of Age Dec 19, 1980 The former teenage country star -- she hit big with "Delta Dawn" in 1972 at age 13 -- shows a more mature side in this 1980 set.
  22. Country: Merle Haggard & the Strangers in Dallas Merle Haggard & the Strangers in Dallas Feb 13, 1982 The country star performs "Misery and Gin" and "Back to the Bar Rooms Again" at Dewey Groom's Longhorn Ballroom in this '82 set.
  23. Country: The Jayhaws With Special Guest The Jayhaws With Special Guest Apr 8, 1995 The melodic country rock group welcomes Soul Asylum's Dan Murphy on this set of tunes from Tomorrow the Green Grass in 1995.
  24. Country: Charlie Daniels Steps Aside for Willie Charlie Daniels Steps Aside for Willie Jan 8, 1977 This Charlie Daniels Band & Friends concert features a rollicking guest spot by the Red Headed Stranger and later, the Outlaws.
  25. Country: Rosanne Cash and the Cherry Bombs Rosanne Cash and the Cherry Bombs The daughter of country music icon Johnny Cash sings confessional tunes from her breakthrough album Seven Year Ache in this '83 set.
  26. Country: B.J. Thomas Makes Hay With Rain B.J. Thomas Makes Hay With Rain Jul 16, 1984 B.J. Thomas enjoyed commercial success with his catchy tune, "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head." Hear him play it live in 1984.
  27. Country: Willie Nelson at Tramps, 1998 Willie Nelson at Tramps, 1998 Mar 11, 1998 The outlaw country figurehead performs his classic tunes (sans drums) like "Whiskey River" and "On the Road Again" in this intimate set.
  28. Country: Dolly Parton's NYC Debut Dolly Parton's NYC Debut May 14, 1977 The singer-songwriter and country megastar sings her tunes "Jolene" and "I Will Always Love You" in this 1977 set from the Bottom Line.
  29. Country: Congratulations, American Pharoah! Congratulations, American Pharoah! To honor the first Triple Crown winner since 1978, listen to this playlist of variations on George Jones' metaphorical ditty, "The Race Is On."
  30. Country: Uncut: Trisha Yearwood at... Walmart? Uncut: Trisha Yearwood at... Walmart? Sep 1, 1998 The country star premieres material from Where Your Road Leads and duets with Garth Brooks at the megastore's headquarters.
  31. Country: Ricky Skaggs at the Ohio State Fair Ricky Skaggs at the Ohio State Fair Sep 29, 1984 The singer-songwriter-mandolinist and guitar picker performs songs from Don't Cheat in Our Hometown in this 1984 concert.
  32. Country: 2012 Vault Favorites: Country 2012 Vault Favorites: Country Enjoy 10 of CV.org's most popular country tunes of 2012, including Merle, Waylon and Loretta.
  33. Country: Mother Daughter Duo, The Judds Mother Daughter Duo, The Judds Oct 27, 1985 The Judds perform this smooth, harmony filled set on the cusp of their country stardom.
  34. Country: Glen Campbell's True Grit Glen Campbell's True Grit Mar 2, 1985 The country star sang "Rhinestone Cowboy" at the 2012 Grammies as his heartfelt goodbye to performing. Hear him in this 1985 concert.
  35. Country: Uncut: Asleep at the Wheel Uncut: Asleep at the Wheel Jun 1, 1980 Ray Benson's great country band (which has had over 90 members throughout the band's long career) takes the stage for this set in 1980.
  36. Country: Pure Prairie League at the Beacon, '76 Pure Prairie League at the Beacon, '76 Apr 3, 1976 The Kentucky-based band performs their hit single "Amie" from '72's Bustin' Out and "Pickin' to Beat the Devil" from '75's Two Lane Highway.
  37. 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.
  38. Country: Charlie Louvin at Daytrotter Charlie Louvin at Daytrotter Jun 28, 2010 One half of the iconic and hugely influential Louvin Brothers sings "Cash on the Barrel" and "Darlin' Cory" at age 82 in this tight-knit 2010 set.
  39. Country: Randy Travis Starting Out Randy Travis Starting Out Jul 16, 1986 Although he had been performing in Nashville for years, it wasn't until the release of Storms of Life that the singer began receiving attention.
  40. 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."
  41. 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.
  42. Country: Mother Maybelle Carter at Ash Grove Mother Maybelle Carter at Ash Grove Apr 21, 1963 The country music matriarch performs classics like "Wildwood Flower," "Lulu Wall" and "Single Girl, Married Girl" in this solo set from 1963.
  43. 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.

  44. Country: Gene Clark & Roger McGuinn, Together Again Gene Clark & Roger McGuinn, Together Again Mar 19, 1978 Byrds fans will love this, the second of three intimate Bottom Line shows featuring that band's former front men, Roger McGuinn and Gene Clark.
  45. Country: Linda Ronstadt's Breakthrough Year Linda Ronstadt's Breakthrough Year Feb 2, 1975 1975 was a big coming out year for Linda Ronstadt. This performance, recorded at Passaic, New Jersey's Capital Theater, captures that special moment in time.
  46. Country: Maybelle Carter Warms the Ash Grove in '63 Maybelle Carter Warms the Ash Grove in '63 Apr 20, 1963 Country/folk pioneer Maybelle Carter's prodigious talents are on full display in this amazing performance at the historic Ash Grove folk club in Los Angeles.
  47. Country: Billy "Crash" Craddock Sings Golden Oldies Billy "Crash" Craddock Sings Golden Oldies May 28, 1983 The country-rocker delivers raucous covers of "Blue Suede Shoes," "Great Balls of Fire," "Jailhouse Rock" and "Happy Days" in this 1983 set.
  48. Country: 'Dueling Banjos' Goes Gold 'Dueling Banjos' Goes Gold Dec 18, 1982 40 years ago, the frantic "Dueling Banjos" became one of the few instrumentals to go gold. Hear Hee Haw star Roy Clark's rendition in '82.
  49. Country: Glen Campbell With Strings Glen Campbell With Strings Mar 2, 1985 Hear the country superstar belt out his hits accompanied by The Greensboro Symphony Orchestra in this 1985 concert.
  50. Country: Moe Bandy at the Longhorn Ballroom Moe Bandy at the Longhorn Ballroom Oct 29, 1983 The former rodeo rider sings his hits "Barstool Mountain," "Here I Am Drunk Again" and "Bandy the Rodeo Clown" in this '83 set from Dallas.
  51. Country: Willie Nelson's Tales of Cowboys & Angels Willie Nelson's Tales of Cowboys & Angels Mar 14, 1998 The outlaw country star plays "My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys," "On The Road Again" and "Seven Spanish Angels" in this 1998 set.
  52. Country: David Allan Coe in '84 David Allan Coe in '84 Jan 21, 1984 Hear DAC lead the band in this wide-ranging set, from original tunes to Eagles covers to Dylan. Warren Haynes and Peter Rowan join in the fun.

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