With their classic 1972 album, ‘Will The Circle Be Unbroken’, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band staged the ultimate picking session with their bluegrass heroes.
The breathtaking depth of the country star's catalogue means that distilling his finest work into a single playlist is a tall order.
Such was his influence in Music City and beyond that Rose was one of the first three inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
The Fred Rose composition connects Gene with Willie Nelson, Elvis Presley and a host of others.
The song outdid the A-side, 'Why Should We Try Anymore,' on the country charts.
Anthology, a new 2CD retrospective overview of iconic US outfit Nitty Gritty Dirt band is being released on 29 September via Capitol Nashville/UMe
An album of unreleased performances by country giant George Jones, recorded with Roy Acuff's backing band the Smoky Mountain Boys, is just out on Rounder.