One of the greatest voices in country music performs his "Ragged But Right," "The Race Is On" and "He Stopped Loving Her Today" in Boston.
The singer-songwriter performs tough roadhouse rockers like "Two More Bottles of Wine" and more atmospheric tunes from Wrecking Ball.
The country star covers the Big Bopper's "White Lightning," Jerry Lee Lewis' "Great Balls of Fire" and salutes Patsy Cline with with a medley.
The only female outlaw country star sings her hits "Delta Dawn," "Would You Lay With Me (In a Field of Stone)" and "Texas (When I Die)" in 1983.
The outlaw country singer-songwriter performs his "Pissin' in the Wind," "Desperados Waiting for a Train" and "Mr. Bojangles" in this 1982 set.
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.
The guitarist performs popular tunes "Galveston," "Rhinestone Cowboy," "Gentle on my Mind" and "By the Time I Get to Phoenix."
The country star turns 83 today. Hear him perform his '70s hits "Kiss an Angel Good Mornin'" and "Mississippi Cotton Pickin' Delta Town" in 1985.
Tall Texan Ray Benson, who turns 66 today, leads the group on "Miles and Miles of Texas," "San Antonio Rose" and Bob Wills' "Roly Poly."
The singer-songwriter, who turns 72 today, performs his hits "Wildfire," "Carolina in the Pines" and "Don't Count the Rainy Days" in a 1983 set.
The mandolin ace and comedian, who was born on this day in 1920, leads Wildflower on "Tennessee Rag" and "Hart Brake Hotel" in 1974.
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.
The two Americana mavens blend harmony vocals on "Down South in New Orleans" and "I Lost My Job of Loving You" in this 2011 video.
Willie Nelson, still basking in the glow of his Grammy win for Summertime, joins harmonica ace Mickey Raphael in this rare '91 set.
The country star, who was born on this day in 1932, plays his hits "Folsom Prison Blues" and "Ring of Fire" in this '95 set from Cleveland.
The vocal group from Tennessee showcases their rich four-part harmonies on "American Made," "Bobbie Sue" and "Elvira" in this '83 set.
The pop singer-songwriter, who turns 55 today, plays tunes from her first country album, Feels Like Home, in this 2013 set from Nashville.
The Texas singer-songwriter, who turns 70 today, mixes roadhouse rockers and tunes from his striking Letter to Laredo in this 1996 set.
The guit-steel picker and country singer plays "My Wife Thinks You're Dead" and "My Baby Don't Dance to Nuthin' But Ernest Tubb" in 1992.
The heartland singer-songwriter, who turns 64 today, plays tunes from her breakthrough album Car Wheels on a Gravel Road in this 1998 set.
The country icon turns 71 today. Hear her sing her tunes "Jolene," "Coat of Many Colors" and "I Will Always Love You" in her 1977 NYC debut.
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.
The country star covers classics like "Heartaches By the Number," Johnny Cash's "Ring Of Fire" and Hank Williams' "Jambalaya" in 1985.
The singer, who turns 66 today. covers "What a Little Moonlight Can Dor" and performs "Don't It Make Your Brown Eyes Blue" in 1980.
The country queen performs her well known hits "D-I-V-O-R-C-E," "Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad" and "Stand By Your Man" in a '82 set.
The country music icon died on this day in 1953. Hear his classic songs like "Hey Good Lookin'" and "Your Cheatin' Heart" in this playlist.
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 multi-instrumental country music pioneer died on this day in 1978. Hear her play the Carter Family classic "Wildwood Flower" in 1963.
The country star, who turns 60 today, performs tunes from his albums Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc. Etc. and Hillbilly Deluxe in this 1987 set.
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.