Country


Trace Adkins (1962– )

Alabama [1977–2003]

Jason Aldean (1977– )

Gary Allan (1967– )

Terry Allen (1943– )

Bill Anderson (1937– )

John Anderson (1955– )

Courtney Marie Andrews (1990– )

Eddy Arnold (1918–2008)

Asleep at the Wheel [1970– ]

Chet Atkins (1924– )

Stephen David Austin

The Avett Brothers [2002– ]

Hoyt Axton (1938–99)

Bad Livers [1992– ]

Kathie Baillie

Bobby Bare (1935– )

Bobby Bare, Jr. (1966– )

BJ Barham (1984– )

Danny Barnes (1961– )

Mandy Barnett (1975– )

Luke Bell

The Bellamy Brothers [1958– ]

Dierks Bentley (1975– )

Crystal Bernard

Big and Rich [2004– ]

Ryan Bingham (1981– )

Clint Black (1962– )

Karl Blau

Suzy Bogguss (1956– )

Jason Boland

Debby Boone (1956– )

Wade Bowen

BR5–49 [1996– ]

Spady Brannan

Garth Brooks (1962– )

Brooks and Dunn [1991– ]

The Brother Brothers

Brothers Osborne

Junior Brown

Marty Brown (1965– )

Zac Brown

Luke Bryan (1976– )

Laura Bell Bundy (1981– )

Paul Burch (1966– )

Johnny Bush (1935– )

The Cactus Blossoms

Cam (1984– )

Glen Campbell (1936– )

Stacy Dean Campbell (1967– )

Laura Cantrell

Hayes Carll (1978– )

Mary Chapin Carpenter (1958– )

The Carper Family

Rodney Carrington

Carlene Carter (1955– )

Johnny Cash (1932–2003)

June Carter Cash (1929–2003)

Rosanne Cash (1955– )

Caleb Caudle

Marshall Chapman (1949– )

Kenny Chesney (1968– )

Mark Chesnutt (1963– )

Eric Church (1977– )

Brandy Clark (1977– )

Guy Clark (1941–2016)

Terri Clark (1968– )

Cowboy Jack Clement (1931–2013)

Patsy Cline (1932–63)

David Allan Coe (1939– )

Mark Collie (1956– )

Jessi Colter (1947– )

Ray Condo and His Ricochets

John Conlee (1946– )

Elizabeth Cook (1972– )

Easton Corbin (1982– )

Court Yard Hounds

Floyd Cramer (1933–97)

Roger Creager

Rodney Crowell (1950– )

Bobbie Cryner (1961– )

Dick Curless (1932–95)

Billy Currington (1973– )

Billy Ray Cyrus (1961– )

Charlie Daniels (1936– )

Elise Davis

Skeeter Davis (1931– )

Jimmy Dean (1928– )

Brigitte DeMeyer

The Derailers [1994– ]

The Devil Makes Three [2002– ]

Kristin Diable

Joe Diffie (1958– )

Dixie Chicks [1992– ]

Dalton Domino

Dave Dudley (1928– )

Jason Eady

Justin Townes Earle (1982– )

Steve Earle (1955– )

Stoney Edwards (1937– )

Robert Ellis

Joe Ely (1947– )

Jace Everett (1972– )

Charlie Feathers (1932–98)

Narvel Felts (1938– )

Freddy Fender (1937–2006)

The Flatlanders [1972– ]

Rosie Flores (1950– )

Blaze Foley (1949–89)

Red Foley (1910–68)

Colt Ford (1969– )

Tennessee Ernie Ford (1919–91)

The Forester Sisters [1985– ]

Kinky Friedman (1944– )

Donnie Fritts (1942– )

Jonny Corndawg

Lefty Frizzell (1928–75)

Robbie Fulks (1963– )

John Fullbright (1988– )

Danny Gatton (1945–94)

Mary Gauthier (1962– )

Bobbie Gentry (1944– )

Don Gibson (1928–2003)

Brantley Gilbert (1985– )

Vince Gill (1957– )

Jimmie Dale Gilmore (1945– )

Johnny Gimble (1926– )

Michael Monroe Goodman

William Clark Green

Nanci Griffith (1953– )

Merle Haggard (1937–2016)

Robert David Hall (1947– )

Tom T. Hall (1936– )

Butch Hancock (1945– )

Wayne Hancock (1965– )

James Hand (1952– )

Emmylou Harris (1949– )

Wade Hayes (1969– )

Lee Hazlewood (1929–2007)

Caroline Herring

Collin Herring

The Highwaymen [1984– ]

Johnny Horton (1925–60)

Hot Club of Cowtown [1998– ]

Rebecca Lynn Howard (1979– )

Ray Wylie Hubbard (1946– )

Joseph Huber

Sam Hunt (1984– )

Alan Jackson (1958– )

Stonewall Jackson (1932– )

Wanda Jackson (1937– )

Jason James

Sonny James (1929– )

Waylon Jennings (1937–2002)

Eilen Jewell

Cody Jinks

Jamey Johnson

Karen Jonas

George Jones (1931–2013)

Tresa Jordan

Wynonna Judd (1964– )

The Judds [1979–1991]

Toby Keith (1961– )

The Kendalls [1969– ]

The Kentucky Headhunters [1987– ]

Sammy Kershaw (1958– )

Hal Ketchum (1953– )

The Kinleys

Chris Knight (1960– )

Kenny Knight

Roger Knox

Kris Kristofferson (1936– )

Lady Antebellum [2008– ]

Nikki Lane

K.D. Lang (1961– )

Miranda Lambert (1983– )

Blaine Larsen

Brenda Lee (1944– )

Sonia Leigh (1978– )

Linda Gail Lewis (1947– )

Little Big Town [2002– ]

Hank Locklin (1918– )

Lonesome Bob

The Louvin Brothers [194– ]

Lydia Loveless (1990– )

Patty Loveless (1957– )

Lyle Lovett (1957– )

Corb Lund

Loretta Lynn (1935– )

Shelby Lynne (1968– )

Maddie and Tae

Maddox Brothers and Rose [1935–1957]

Natalie Maines (1974– )

Joe Maphis (1921–86)

Carolyn Mark

Daniel Lee Martin

Kathy Mattea (1959– )

The Mavericks [1990– ]

Martina McBride (1966– )

Antsy McClain (1962– )

Reba McEntire (1955– )

Tim McGraw (1967– )

McKay Brothers

James McMurtry (1962– )

Tift Merritt (1975– )

Buddy Miller (1952– )

Julie Miller (1956– )

Roger Miller (1936–95)

Parker Millsap

Ronnie Milsap (1944– )

Ashley Monroe (1986– )

Randy Montana (1985– )

Kip Moore

Allison Moorer (1972– )

John Moreland (1985– )

George Morgan (1925–75)

Whitey Morgan

Maren Morris (1990– )

Cory Morrow (1972– )

Moon Mullican (1909–67)

Michael Martin Murphey (1945– )

Jimmy Murphy (1925–81)

Kacey Musgraves (1988– )

David Nail (1979– )

Tami Neilson

Willie Nelson (1933– )

Jennifer Nettles (1974– )

Heidi Newfield

Joe Nichols (1976– )

Jerrod Niemann

The Notorious Cherry Bombs [2004– ]

Mark O'Connor (1961– )

Zephaniah OHora

Old Crow Medicine Show

Jamie O'Neal (1968– )

Lindi Ortega

K.T. Oslin (1942– )

Bonnie Owens (1929–2006)

Buck Owens (1929–2006)

Brad Paisley (1972– )

Dolly Parton (1946– )

Eric Paslay (1983– )

Johnny Paycheck (1938– )

Gretchen Peters (1957– )

Kellie Pickler (1986– )

Jo Carol Pierce (1944– )

Webb Pierce (1926–91)

The Pine Valley Cosmonauts [1998– ]

Bobby Pinson

Pistol Annies [2011– ]

Angaleena Presley (1976– )

Margo Price

Ray Price (1926–2013)

Charley Pride (1938– )

Marvin Rainwater (1925– )

Willis Alan Ramsey

Collin Raye (1959– )

Jerry Reed (1937– )

Jim Reeves (1924–64)

Charlie Rich (1932–95)

John Rich

Kim Richey (1956– )

LeAnn Rimes (1982– )

Dennis Robbins

Marty Robbins (1925–82)

Bruce Robison

Charlie Robison

Carrie Rodriguez (1978– )

Kenny Rogers (1938– )

Randy Rogers

Daniel Romano (1985– )

Chelle Rose

Whitney Rose

Darrell Scott (1959– )

Hillary Scott (1986– )

Wayne Scott

The Secret Sisters

Doug Seegers (1952– )

Aubrie Sellers (1991– )

Billy Joe Shaver (1939– )

Blake Shelton (1976– )

Jean Shepard (1933–2016)

Ashton Shepherd (1986– )

Amanda Shires (1982– )

Red Simpson (1934– )

Sturgill Simpson

Carl Smith (1927–2010)

Connie Smith (1941– )

Corey Smith (1979– )

Hank Snow (1914–99)

Split Lip Rayfield [1998– ]

Chris Stapleton

The Statler Brothers [1955– ]

Ray Stevens

Gary Stewart (1945–2003)

Wynn Stewart (1934–85)

George Strait (1952– )

Marty Stuart (1958– )

Sugarland [2004– ]

The Sundowners [1960–1971]

Doug Supernaw (1960– )

Sunny Sweeney (1976– )

Taylor Swift (1989– )

James Talley (1944– )

Aaron Lee Tasjan (1986– )

Texas Tornados [1989–1999]

Hank Thompson (1925–2007)

Thompson Square [2011– ]

Paul Thorn (1964– )

Pam Tillis (1957– )

Floyd Tillman (1914–2003)

Aaron Tippin (1958– )

Lucky Tomblin

Rhonda Towns

Merle Travis (1917–83)

Randy Travis (1959– )

The Trishas

Ernest Tubb (1914–84)

Tanya Tucker (1958– )

Turnpike Troubadours [2007– ]

Shania Twain (1965– )

Conway Twitty (1933–93)

Carrie Underwood (1983– )

Keith Urban (1967– )

Patricia Vonne

Porter Wagoner (1927–2007)

Kelsey Waldon

Colter Wall (1995– )

Wandering Eyes [1998– ]

Becky Warren

Dale Watson (1962– )

Bob Wayne

Kitty Wells (1918– )

Dottie West (1932–91)

Speedy West (1924– )

Keith Whitley (1955–89)

Don Williams (1939–2017)

Hank Williams (1923–53)

Hank Williams Jr. (1949– )

Hank Williams III (1972– )

Holly Williams (1981– )

Kelly Willis (1968– )

Gretchen Wilson (1973– )

Lee Ann Womack (1966– )

Matt Woods

Charlie Worsham (1985– )

Wylie and the Wild West [1992– ]

Tammy Wynette (1942–98)

Tom Wurth

Jaime Wyatt

Trisha Yearwood (1964– )

Dwight Yoakam (1956– )

Chris Young (1985– )

Faron Young (1932–96)

Various Artists


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