The Bay Area Band, featuring Jerry Garcia on pedal steel, covers Merle Haggard's "Working Man Blues" and Buck Owens' "Truck Drivin' Man."
The outlaw country singer-songwriter covers "Up On Cripple Creek" and "Whiskey River" and performs his own "Take This Job And Shove It."
The country-folk singer-songwriter performs his "Fort Worth Blues" and "Christmas in Washington" and covers the Rolling Stones' "Sweet Virginia."
Stars Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks blend vocals on "In Another's Eyes," seven years before they tied the knot on this day in 2005.
The Country Music Hall of Famer was born on this day in 1925. Hear him perform a poignant version of "Mom and Dad's Waltz" in 1982.
The guitarist-singer-songwriter, born on this day in 1917, plays the instrumental "Cannonball Rag" and sings his signature "Sixteen Tons."
The country music pioneer, who died on this day in 1992, plays his signature "Wabash Cannonball" with his Smokey Mountain Boys in 1968.
The country star performs "Misery and Gin" and "Back to the Bar Rooms Again" at Dewey Groom's Longhorn Ballroom in this '82 set.
The singer-songwriter and country megastar sings her tunes "Jolene" and "I Will Always Love You" in this 1977 set from the Bottom Line.
The multi-instrumental country-rocker, who turns 80 today, introduces musical icons Tammy Wynette, Roy Acuff and Carl Perkins in 1984.
The singer-songwriter, who turns 74 today, performs "Ring On Her Finger, Time On Her hands" and his signature "God Bless the U.S.A."
The prolific songwriter-actor died on this day in 1999. Hear him sing his tunes "Greenback Dollar," "Boney Fingers" and "No No Song."
The prolific songwriter and entertainer died on this day in 1992. Hear him perform his hits "Dang Me" and "King of the Road" in this 1984 set.
The country star, who turns 60 today, performs tunes from his albums Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc. Etc. and Hillbilly Deluxe in this 1987 set.
The multi-instrumental country music pioneer died on this day in 1978. Hear her play the Carter Family classic "Wildwood Flower" in 1963.
The country queen sings "You're Lookin' at Country," "I'm Walkin' the Floor Over You" and her anthemic "Coal Miner's Daughter" in 1981.
The country icon, who died on this day in 1983, flaunts his signature guit-picking on "Cannonball Rag" and sings his classic "Sixteen Tons."
Natalie Maines, who turns 42 today, sings the group's #1 single "I Can Love You Better" from their breakthrough album Wide Open Spaces.
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."
From Willie's "No Tears Tonight" to Tammy's "Crying in the Rain" to George's "Wine-Colored Roses," these are the saddest songs around.
The singer-songwriter, who turns 61 today, performs "Smoke Dreams," "Who Needs Words" and other tunes from her self-titled 1978 debut.
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.
The Nashville-based singer-songwriter, who died on this day in 2014, performs "Steel Rail Blues," "Abeline" and Break My Mind" in 1968.
The Nashville singer-songwriter performs "When The Devil Starts Crying" and other tunes from Pretty Close to the Truth in a '98 solo set.
Country music icon Johnny Cash died on this day in 2003. Hear him perform his classics "Folsom Prison Blues" and "Ring of Fire" in 1995.
Linda Ronstadt, Reba McEntire, Tammy Wynette and others pay tribute to the crossover country star who was born on this day in 1932.
The prolific country singer-songwriter, who turns 77 today, performs his "Longhaired Redneck" and "Take This Job and Shove It" in 1984.
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.
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.
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)."
Marshall Crenshaw, Dave Alvin, Rosie Flores and Billy Joe Shaver cover "Ramblin' Fever," "West Texas Plains" and "I Can't Be Myself" in 1995.
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.
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
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.
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.
The Lafayette, Louisiana native, who turns 72 today, sings "I Got Mexico," "We Robbed Trains" and tunes from Love & Other Hard Times.
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.
The greatest country singer ever puts his soulful stamp on "The Race Is On," "Bartender's Blues" and "He Stopped Loving Her Today" in Boston.
The crossover country singer, who turns 70 today, performs his hits "Friday Night Blues," "Lady Lay Down" and "Rose Colored Glasses."
The Red Headed Stranger plays tunes by fellow songwriters Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings, Leon Russell and others.
The popular '70s singer-songwriter turns 84 today. Hear him sing his hit "Coca Cola Cowboy" and "Texas On A Saturday Night" in this '87 set.
The country and bluegrass singer-songwriter and mandolinist, who turns 62 today, performs "Don't Get Above Your Raising" in this '81 set.
The singer-songwriter performs tunes from her Grammy-winning album Wrecking Ball and delivers a rousing "Indian Red" in this '96 set.
Jerry Lee Lewis plays stone country tunes like "You Win Again," "One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart)" and others in this playlist.
The singer-songwriter from East Tennessee performs her "Coat of Many Colors," "Jolene" and "I Will Always Love You" in this '77 Bottom Line set.
The influential guitarist and Nashville record producer was born on this day in 1924. Hear him play "Ready For the Times to Get Better" in 1985.
The country singer, who turns 77 today, sings his hits "Ruby Baby," "Broken Down in Tiny Pieces" and "Rub It In" in this '83 set from Bristol.
The outlaw country star, who was born on this day in 1937, performs his "Amanda" and duets with wife Jessi Colter on "Storms Never Last."