Folk & Bluegrass
Old 97's Ode to Texas
Big Orange Studios | 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."
Thrasher Brothers at the Cannery
Cannery | Aug 21, 1982
The family band creates an appealing four-part vocal blend on tunes like "Smooth Southern Highway" and "Long Tall Texan" in this 1982 set.
Tommy Overstreet in Nashville, '82
Jul 24, 1982
The country star and frequent "Hee Haw" guest performs his '70s hits "Don't Go City Girl on Me" and "If Love Was a Bottle of Wine."
The Red Headed Stranger's Intimate Duets
Nov 2, 1991
Willie Nelson, still basking in the glow of his Grammy win for
, joins harmonica ace Mickey Raphael in this rare '91 set.
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.
Jim Lauderdale's Daytrotter Session, 2014
Aug 2, 2014
The singer-songwriter performs his "I Lost You" (co-penned with Elvis Costello), "I'm a Song" and "King of Broken Hearts" in Nashville.
Dottie West's Downhome Country Soul
Jan 29, 1982
The late singer-songwriter performs her '65 lament "Here Comes My Baby Back Again" and her '73 hit "Country Sunshine" in this 1982 set.
Willie Nelson at Bridge School Benefit
Nov 2, 1991
Get mellow with this '91 set, and get ready for Nelson's new book
Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die: Musings from the Road
, available for pre-order now.
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.
Jerry Garcia's Country Flair
Jul 2, 1971
The Grateful Dead guitarist guests on pedal steel with country-rockers New Riders of Purple Sage in this 1971 Fillmore concert.
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
Marshall Tucker Band Hops the Pond
Nov 29, 1976
Back in 1976, the great southern-rock band crossed over to England to play some shows following the release of their album
Long Hard Ride
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.
John Hiatt Live in Philly
Aug 26, 1987
Check out this rootsy set from 1987 to get caught up with this songwriter's songwriter before his next album comes out.
Alabama at the Salt Palace
Mar 20, 1981
Randy Owen leads the quartet on their hit "Love in the First Degree" and a cover of the Marshall Tucker Band's "Can't You See" in this '81 set.
GRAMMY WINNER: Rosanne Cash
Jul 21, 1983
The daughter of Johnny Cash won "Best Americana Album" for
The River & The Thread
. Hear her sing tunes from
Seven Year Ache
Christopher Denny's Lonesome Bellow
Mar 17, 2010
Not many modern singers have quite mastered the high and lonesome sound like Arkansas' Christopher Denny. Here he is with The Natives at Daytrotter.
New Release: The Byrds in 1971
May 16, 1971
One of the most unstable American bands of the 1960s was also one of the most creative, innovative and influential, as evidenced by this show.
Hank, Jr. Live in Alabama
Jan 1, 1986
Are you ready for a swaggering New Year's Day concert?
GRAMMY WINNER: Glen Campbell
Mar 2, 1985
The country star won "Best Country Song" for his bittersweet "I'm Not Gonna Miss You" about his struggle with Alzheimer's. Hear him in 1985.
Loretta Lynn at Westbury Music Fair
Oct 31, 1981
The 83-year-old country queen just released her autobiographical
. Hear her sing "Coal Miner's Daughter" and "Fist City" in a '81 set.
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.
Waylon Jennings at Opryland, 1983
Oct 14, 1983
The outlaw country star pours his heart into "Amanda" and delivers a countrified version of Little Richard's "Lucille" in this set from Nashville.
Glen Campbell Revisits His Hits
Jun 1, 2012
Hear Glen Campbell at the age of 76 sing a few of his most enduring country hits for Daytrotter, including "Wichita Lineman."
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."
David Frizzell & Shelly West Go Steppin'
Sep 26, 1981
The country stars join together on "She's Livin' It Up, I'm Drinkin' Them Down" and "You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma" in a 1981 set.
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.
Jerry Jeff Walker's Hit Parade
The Texas singer-songwriter performs "Mr. Bojangles," "Up Against the Wall Redneck Mother" and other hits from the '70s.
Gene Watson in Nashville, '82
Sep 18, 1982
The Texas Country Music Hall of Famer sings "Cowboys Don't Get Lucky All the Time," "Paper Rosie" and his signature song "Farewell Party."
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
Michael Martin Murphey at the Record Plant
Jul 10, 1974
The pioneering alt-country singer-songwriter performs "Boy From the Country," "Cosmic Cowboy" and "Geronimo's Cadillac" in this '74 set.
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.
2012 Vault Favorites: Country
Enjoy 10 of CV.org's most popular country tunes of 2012, including Merle, Waylon and Loretta.
Video: CB Brand at the Huichica Festival
Jun 4, 2011
The Cali-country band performs rootsy tunes like "She Came With a Whiskey" and "Let's Go Get Stoned" in this 2011 set from Sonoma.
An Okie at Opryland
Feb 13, 1981
That velvety voice belies a turbulent life, but Merle Haggard managed to turn it all into some pretty sweet songs.
George Hamilton IV at Newport Folk
Jul 27, 1968
The Grand Ole Opry member performs John D. Loudermilk's "Abilene" and "Break My Mind" along with Gordon Lightfoot's "Steel Rail Blues."
The Oak Ridge Boys in Dallas
Jul 21, 1983
The vocal group from Tennessee showcases their rich four-part harmonies on "American Made," "Bobbie Sue" and "Elvira" in this '83 set.
Emmylou Harris and the Hot Band
Nov 25, 1975
Listen to Harris interpret songs by Gram Parsons, the Louvin Brothers, Smokey Robinson, and Merle Haggard.
Loretta Lynn at Westbury Music Fair, '81
Oct 31, 1981
The country queen performs "You're Looking at Country," "Thank God I'm a Country Girl" and her signature tune "Coal Miner's Daughter."
Just Added: Rosanne Cash's 'Seven Year Ache'
Jun 2, 1981
The crossover country singer performs "Blue Moon With Heartache," "Rainin'" and other tunes from her breakthrough
Seven Year Ache
Roger Miller at Billy Bob's, '82
May 8, 1982
The clever songsmith plays "King Of The Road" and "England Swings" then scats a blue streak on "Dang Me" in this set from Fort Worth.
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.
An All-Star Tribute to Merle Haggard
Apr 15, 1995
Peter Case, Marshall Crenshaw, Rosie Flores, Dave Alvin and others perform tunes by the country music Hall of Famer in this '95 concert.
Americana Festival Revisited
If you missed the Americana Fest in Nashville, TN last week, this epic 140-song playlist featuring Robert Ellis, John Hiatt and more should help ease the pain.
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".
NEW: Henry Paul Band at the Orpheum
May 6, 1979
The former member of The Outlaws fronts his own country-rock band on tunes from their debut album
in this '79 set from Boston.
An Outlaw Country Playlist
Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, David Allan Coe, Johnny Paycheck and Hank Williams Jr. buck the Nashville trend with their rowdy anthems.
Dwight Yoakam to Play the 'Tonight Show'
Dec 31, 1985
Before you catch Dwight's performance tonight on Leno, enjoy this honky-tonkin' New Year's Eve concert that predates his first release.
Leon Everette in Knoxville, 1983
Jan 21, 1983
The South Carolina singer leads his Hurricane Band on signature tunes like "Soul Searchin'," "Midnight Rodeo" and "If I Keep On Going Crazy."
Charley Pride, Live in 1985
May 11, 1985
The groundbreaking country singer was one of the first African-American solo artists to perform at the Grand Ole Opry, and RCA's best seller since Elvis.
Razzy Bailey Covers Willie Nelson
Jul 4, 1981
Razzy Bailey sweetly sings Willie Nelson's country classic "Night Life" during a resurgence in his off-and-on career.
Steve Earle & The Dukes
Jun 18, 1986
Seems like the only time Steve Earle isn't in trouble is when he's on stage. This amazing set is from the early side of his colorful life and career.
Like Father, Like Son
Jan 1, 1981
Hank Williams Jr. sings his daddy's classics "Hey Good Looking," "Your Cheating Heart" and "You Win Again" in this 1981 set from Birmingham.
Pure Prairie League at the Beacon, '76
Apr 3, 1976
The Kentucky-based band performs their hit single "Amie" from '72's
and "Pickin' to Beat the Devil" from '75's
Two Lane Highway
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