A great writer with a not-so-spectacular voice, Kristofferson plays many of the songs that garnered hits for other artists over the years.
With over 30 number-one country songs, Merle Haggard is no stranger to success. Hear him with the Strangers at Opryland back in 1982.
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.
The crossover singer ("The Gambler," "She Believes in Me," "Coward of the County") is inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame tonight.
The New Zealand-born country star turns 46 today. Hear him premiere his single "It's a Love Thing" from his self-titled debut at this 1999 show.
The clever lyricist and Country Music Hall of Famer died on this day in 1992. Hear him sing "King of the Road" and "Dang Me" in 1982.
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.
This show from the country legend comes a year after the multi-award winning bio-pic Coal Miner's Daughter and two successful albums.
The singer-songwriter-mandolinist and guitar picker performs songs from Don't Cheat in Our Hometown in this 1984 concert.
The Grateful Dead guitarist guests on pedal steel with country-rockers New Riders of Purple Sage in this 1971 Fillmore concert.
Gram Parsons takes to the skies with his Brothers' cosmic Americana in this Avalon Ballroom appearance.
The Canadian chanteuse casts her spell on a Tower Theater audience with "Save Me," "Mind of Love" and "Miss Chatelaine" in this 1992 concert.