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.
'Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain' is the song that 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.
uDiscover pays its respects to a true country pioneer via a selection of just some of his greatest material, as we present Hank Williams In 20 Songs.