The Hag's seventh No. 1 featured such great players as James Burton and Jim Gordon.
The master of the country fiddle played with Bob Wills' Texas Playboys and many others.
The day the Texas Troubadour's fortunes changed forever.
Demand for 'How To Be A Country Star' was so high after the Statlers played it at the CMAs, they added it to what would be their next album, 'The Originals.'
Merle and his band the Strangers' show at Philadelphia's Civic Centre on 14 February 1970 became a gold-selling, No. 1 live album.
Young was a much-respected session man on countless hits created in Memphis and Nashville.
His catalogue included Strait's 'Does Fort Worth Cross Your Mind and 'All My Ex's Live In Texas,' as well as No. 1s for Haggard and Keith Whitley.
You may know every lyric to your favourite songs, but do you know who wrote them? Here are just a few of the secret songwriters behind the greatest hits.
On 28 December 1963, signed to the small Tally label, Haggard entered the country countdown for the first time with 'Sing A Sad Song'.
Country trailblazer Lynn's self-composed song eloquently exposed the hypocrisy often shown to divorced women.
The Andersson-Ulvaeus composition 'Money Money Money' took about a year to make the US chart, and then failed to make the top 40 there.
A selection of pithy and poignant quotations from the career of a founding father of rock’n’roll.
reDiscover the Merle Haggard album from which title song was recognised by the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 1999: his seventh studio LP, ‘Mama Tried.'
The release of 'Graffiti U' and two earlier albums means that the country superstar's entire catalogue is now on vinyl.
Released on 7 August 1962, 'Sentimentally Yours' was Patsy Cline's last album to be issued during her lifetime and remains pure country magic