Merle and his band the Strangers' show at Philadelphia's Civic Centre on 14 February 1970 became a gold-selling, No. 1 live album.
Shannon's distinctive singing style, and especially his winning use of falsetto, would serve him well throughout a superior career.
From Ricky Nelson's 'Lonesome Town' to Elvis Presley's 'The Wonder Of You,' the versatile composer left his mark on pop history.
Willie Nelson is set to release a second instalment in his Willie's Stash series of achival albums, featuring his sons Lukas and Micah
Geoff Mack, the Australian songwriter best known for his country staple 'I've Been Everywhere,' covered by Hank Snow, Johnny Cash et al, died 20 July 2017.
Pokey LaFarge will release his second album for Rounder, Manic Revelations, on 19 May. The lead track 'Riot In The Streets' is on streaming services now.
‘Sun Records’ tells the tale of the famous foursome of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Sun Records founder, Sam Phillips.
Here to whet your appetite is uDiscover's sampler of 20 classic tunes that have helped to define one of America's greatest genres of music, country.