Country (Reference)

The reference list includes records that have been obtained and/or rated (in blue) as well as many other records that have been recommended from various sources.


Kay Adams (1941– )

Trace Adkins (1962– )

Alabama [1977–2003]

Jason Aldean (1977– )

Gary Allan (1967– )

Red Allen (1930–93)

Terry Allen (1943– )

Bill Anderson (1937– )

John Anderson (1955– )

Lynn Anderson (1947– )

Pete Anderson

Eddy Arnold (1918–2008)

Asleep at the Wheel [1970– ]

Chet Atkins (1924– )

Rhett Atkins

Bobby Austin (1933– )

Stephen David Austin

The Avett Brothers [2002– ]

Hoyt Axton (1938–99)

Bad Livers [1992– ]

DeFord Bailey (1899–1982)

Kathie Baillie

David Ball

Moe Bandy (1944– )

Bobby Bare (1935– )

Bobby Bare, Jr. (1966– )

Danny Barnes (1961– )

Mandy Barnett (1975– )

The Bellamy Brothers [1958– ]

Dierks Bentley (1975– )

Matraca Berg (1964– )

Crystal Bernard

John Berry (1959– )

Big and Rich [2004– ]

Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys [1994– ]

Ryan Bingham (1981– )

Clint Black (1962– )

Blackhawk

Suzy Bogguss (1956– )

Jason Boland

Johnny Bond (1915–78)

Bonnie Lou (1924– )

Debby Boone (1956– )

Larry Boone (1956– )

Branch Romance [1990–1993]

BR5–49 [1996– ]

Bobby Braddock (1940– )

Spady Brannan

Elton Britt (1917–72)

Garth Brooks (1962– )

Brooks and Dunn [1991– ]

Hylo Brown (1922– )

Jim Ed Brown (1934– )

Junior Brown

Maggie Brown

Marty Brown (1965– )

T. Graham Brown (1954– )

Zac Brown

Jann Browne (1954– )

The Browns

Ed Bruce (1939– )

Luke Bryan (1976– )

Laura Bell Bundy (1981– )

Paul Burch (1966– )

Johnny Bush (1935– )

Carl Butler (1927–92)

Tracy Byrd (1966– )

Buddy Cagle (1936– )

Glen Campbell (1936– )

Stacy Dean Campbell (1967– )

Laura Cantrell

Hayes Carll (1978– )

Mary Chapin Carpenter (1958– )

The Carper Family

Rodney Carrington

Carlene Carter (1955– )

Deana Carter (1964– )

Johnny Cash (1932–2003)

June Carter Cash (1929–2003)

Rosanne Cash (1955– )

Beth Nielsen Chapman

Marshall Chapman (1949– )

Kenny Chesney (1968– )

Mark Chesnutt (1963– )

Eric Church (1977– )

Brandy Clark

Guy Clark (1941– )

Roy Clark (1933– )

Terri Clark (1968– )

Cowboy Jack Clement (1931– )

Patsy Cline (1932–63)

Hank Cochran (1935–2010)

David Allan Coe (1939– )

Mark Collie (1956– )

Tommy Collins (1930–2000)

Jessi Colter (1947– )

Ray Condo and His Ricochets

John Conlee (1946– )

Earl Thomas Conley (1941– )

Elizabeth Cook (1972– )

Easton Corbin

Court Yard Hounds

Cowboy Jazz

Cowboy Nation [1997– ]

Billy Crash Craddock (1939– )

Floyd Cramer (1933–97)

Roger Creager

Rodney Crowell (1950– )

Bobbie Cryner (1961– )

Dick Curless (1932–95)

Billy Currington (1973– )

Billy Ray Cyrus (1961– )

Lacy J. Dalton (1948– )

Charlie Daniels (1936– )

Dave and Sugar

Gail Davies (1948– )

Danny Davis (1925– )

Elise Davis

Mac Davis (1942– )

Skeeter Davis (1931– )

The Davis Sisters [1952–1957]

Jimmy Day (1934–99)

Billy Dean (1962– )

Eddie Dean (1907– )

Jimmy Dean (1928– )

Larry Dean

Brigitte DeMeyer

The Derailers [1994– ]

The Desert Rose Band [1985– ]

The Devil Makes Three [2002– ]

Diamond Rio [1991– ]

Little Jimmy Dickens (1925– )

Joe Diffie (1958– )

Dean Dillon (1955– )

Dixie Chicks [1992– ]

Jimmie Driftwood (1917–98)

Roy Drusky (1930– )

Dave Dudley (1928– )

Holly Dunn (1957– )

Justin Townes Earle (1982– )

Steve Earle (1955– )

Tim Easton

Don Edwards (1939– )

Stoney Edwards (1937– )

Shirley Eikhard

Robert Ellis

Joe Ely (1947– )

Buddy Emmons (1937– )

Jace Everett (1972– )

Skip Ewing (1964– )

Exile [1978– ]

Werly Fairburn (1924– )

Donna Fargo (1949– )

The Farmer Boys

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– ]

Radney Foster (1959– )

Foster and Lloyd

Janie Fricke (1952– )

Kinky Friedman (1944– )

Lefty Frizzell (1928–75)

Robbie Fulks (1963– )

John Fullbright (1988– )

Larry Gatlin (1948– )

The Gatlin Brothers [1976– ]

Danny Gatton (1945–94)

Mary Gauthier (1962– )

Crystal Gayle (1951– )

Bobbie Gentry (1944– )

Don Gibson (1928– )

Vince Gill (1957– )

Steve Gillette

Mickey Gilley (1937– )

Jimmie Dale Gilmore (1945– )

Johnny Gimble (1926– )

Tompall Glaser (1933– )

Vern Gosdin (1934– )

Lee Greenwood (1942– )

Nanci Griffith (1953– )

Merle Haggard (1937– )

Robert David Hall (1947– )

Tom T. Hall (1936– )

Butch Hancock (1945– )

Wayne Hancock (1965– )

James Hand (1952– )

Linda Hargrove (1951– )

Kelly Harrell (1889–1942)

Emmylou Harris (1949– )

Freddie Hart (1933– )

Hawkshaw Hawkins (1921–63)

Lee Hazlewood (1929–2007)

Jimmy Heap (1922–77)

Bobby Helms (1933–97)

Terri Hendrix

Don Henry

Caroline Herring

Collin Herring

Highway 101 [1987– ]

The Highwaymen [1984– ]

Faith Hill (1967– )

Goldie Hill (1933– )

Chris Hillman (1944– )

Homer and Jethro

Johnny Horton (1925–60)

Hot Club of Cowtown [1998– ]

Tom House (1949– )

David Houston (1938–93)

Rebecca Lynn Howard (1979– )

Ray Wylie Hubbard (1946– )

Ferlin Husky (1927– )

Frank Ifield (1937– )

James Intveld

Mike Ireland

Bud Isaacs (1928– )

Alan Jackson (1958– )

Stonewall Jackson (1932– )

Wanda Jackson (1937– )

Sonny James (1929– )

Waylon Jennings (1937–2002)

Eilen Jewell

Johnnie and Jack [1938– ]

Jamey Johnson

George Jones (1931–2013)

Tresa Jordan

Scott Joss

Wynonna Judd (1964– )

The Judds [1979–1991]

Kieran Kane (1949– )

Toby Keith (1961– )

The Kendalls [1969– ]

The Kentucky Headhunters [1987– ]

Sammy Kershaw (1958– )

Hal Ketchum (1953– )

Bradley Kincaid (1895–1989)

The Kinleys

Chris Knight (1960– )

Roger Knox

Fred Koller

Kris Kristofferson (1936– )

Lady Antebellum [2008– ]

Nikki Lane

K.D. Lang (1961– )

Miranda Lambert (1983– )

Blaine Larsen

Jim Lauderdale (1957– )

Tracy Lawrence (1968– )

Chris LeDoux (1948–2005)

Brenda Lee (1944– )

Johnny Lee (1937– )

Sonia Leigh (1978– )

Linda Gail Lewis (1947– )

Little Texas [1992–1997]

Hank Locklin (1918– )

Lonesome Bob

John D. Loudermilk (1934– )

Charlie Louvin (1927– )

The Louvin Brothers [194– ]

Lydia Loveless (1990– )

Patty Loveless (1957– )

Lyle Lovett (1957– )

Bob Luman (1937–78)

Corb Lund

Loretta Lynn (1935– )

Shelby Lynne (1968– )

Rose Maddox (1925–98)

Maddox Brothers and Rose [1935–1957]

Natalie Maines (1974– )

Barbara Mandrell (1948– )

Joe Maphis (1921–86)

Carolyn Mark

Daniel Lee Martin

Kathy Mattea (1959– )

The Mavericks [1990– ]

Martina McBride (1966– )

C.W. McCall (1928– )

Antsy McClain (1962– )

Neal McCoy (1963– )

Mindy McCready

Skeets McDonald (1915–68)

Reba McEntire (1955– )

Tim McGraw (1967– )

McKay Brothers

James McMurtry (1962– )

Tift Merritt (1975– )

Buddy Miller (1952– )

Julie Miller (1956– )

Frankie Miller (1931– )

Roger Miller (1936–95)

Ronnie Milsap (1944– )

Ashley Monroe (1986– )

Randy Montana (1985– )

John Michael Montgomery (1965– )

Melba Montgomery (1938– )

Ralph Mooney (1928– )

Kip Moore

Merrill Moore (1923– )

Tiny Moore (1920–87)

Allison Moorer (1972– )

George Morgan (1925–75)

Lorrie Morgan (1960– )

Cory Morrow (1972– )

Moon Mullican (1909–67)

Michael Martin Murphey (1945– )

Jimmy Murphy (1925–81)

Anne Murray (1945– )

Kacey Musgraves

David Nail (1979– )

Willie Nelson (1933– )

Jennifer Nettles (1974– )

Mickey Newbury (1940–2002)

Heidi Newfield

Juice Newton (1952– )

Joe Nichols (1976– )

Nickel Creek [2000–1905]

Jerrod Niemann

Norma Jean (1938– )

The Notorious Cherry Bombs [2004– ]

Oak Ridge Boys [1959– ]

Mark O'Connor (1961– )

Molly O'Day (1923–87)

James O'Gwynn (1928– )

The O'Kanes [1987–1990]

The Okra All-Stars

The Old Joe Clarks [1997– ]

Jamie O'Neal (1968– )

Lindi Ortega

K.T. Oslin (1942– )

Bonnie Owens (1932– )

Buck Owens (1929–2006)

Brad Paisley (1972– )

Lee Roy Parnell (1957– )

Dolly Parton (1946– )

Eric Paslay (1983– )

Johnny Paycheck (1938– )

Minnie Pearl (1912–96)

Kellie Pickler (1986– )

Jo Carol Pierce (1944– )

Webb Pierce (1926–91)

The Pine Valley Cosmonauts [1998– ]

Bobby Pinson

Pistol Annies [2011– ]

Mary Kay Place (1947– )

Ray Price (1926– )

Charley Pride (1938– )

Jeanne Pruett (1937– )

Eddie Rabbitt (1941–98)

Marvin Rainwater (1925– )

Willis Alan Ramsey

Wayne Raney (1921–93)

Rascal Flatts

Eddy Raven (1945– )

Collin Raye (1959– )

Susan Raye (1944– )

Jerry Reed (1937– )

Del Reeves (1934– )

Jim Reeves (1924–64)

Mike Reid (1947– )

Charlie Rich (1932–95)

John Rich

Kim Richey (1956– )

Jeannie C. Riley (1945– )

LeAnn Rimes (1982– )

Dennis Robbins

Kathy Robertson

Marty Robbins (1925–82)

Bruce Robison

Charlie Robison

Carrie Rodriguez (1978– )

Johnny Rodriguez (1952– )

Kenny Rogers (1938– )

Daniel Romano (1985– )

Chelle Rose

Darrell Scott (1959– )

Jack Scott (1936– )

Wayne Scott

Dan Seals (1948– )

The Secret Sisters

Jeannie Seely (1940– )

Ronnie Self (1938–81)

Jason Sellers

Billy Joe Shaver (1939– )

Shedaisy [1999– ]

Blake Shelton (1976– )

Shenandoah [1987– ]

Jean Shepard (1933– )

Ashton Shepherd (1986– )

T.G. Sheppard (1944– )

Red Simpson (1934– )

Sturgill Simpson

Sisters Wade

Jimmy Skinner (1909–79)

Cal Smith (1932– )

Carl Smith (1927–2010)

Connie Smith (1941– )

Corey Smith (1979– )

Margo Smith (1942– )

Sammi Smith (1943– )

Hank Snow (1914–99)

Billie Jo Spears (1937– )

Split Lip Rayfield [1998– ]

Joe Stampley (1943– )

The Statler Brothers [1955– ]

Connie Stevens

Ray Stevens

Gary Stewart (1945–2003)

Wynn Stewart (1934–85)

Doug Stone (1956– )

George Strait (1952– )

Mel Street (1933–76)

Marty Stuart (1958– )

Sugarland [2004– ]

Trent Summar

The Sundowners [1960–1971]

Doug Supernaw (1960– )

Sunny Sweeney

Sweethearts of the Rodeo [1986– ]

Taylor Swift (1989– )

Sylvia (1956– )

James Talley (1944– )

Texas Tornados [1989–1999]

B.J. Thomas (1942– )

Hank Thompson (1925–2007)

Thompson Square [2011– ]

Paul Thorn (1964– )

Mel Tillis (1932– )

Pam Tillis (1957– )

Floyd Tillman (1914–2003)

Aaron Tippin (1958– )

Lucky Tomblin

Rhonda Towns

Merle Travis (1917–83)

Randy Travis (1959– )

Rick Trevino (1971– )

The Trishas

Travis Tritt (1963– )

Ernest Tubb (1914–84)

Justin Tubb (1935– )

Tanya Tucker (1958– )

Shania Twain (1965– )

Conway Twitty (1933–93)

T. Texas Tyler (1916–72)

Carrie Underwood (1983– )

Ricky Van Shelton (1952– )

The Vidalias

Patricia Vonne

Stephen Wade

The Wagoneers [1988–1989]

Porter Wagoner (1927–2007)

Billy Walker (1929– )

Clay Walker (1969– )

Jerry Jeff Walker (1942– )

Chris Wall (1952– )

Jerry Wallace

Don Walser (1934– )

Wandering Eyes [1998– ]

Monte Warden

Steve Wariner (1954– )

Jennifer Warnes (1947– )

Dale Watson (1962– )

Gene Watson (1943– )

Kevin Welch (1955– )

Kitty Wells (1918– )

Dottie West (1932–91)

Speedy West (1924– )

Johnny Western (1934– )

Onie Wheeler (1921–84)

Howard White

Joy Lynn White (1961– )

Lari White (1966– )

Keith Whitley (1955–89)

Slim Whitman (1924– )

The Whitstein Brothers [1984– ]

The Wilburn Brothers

David Wilkie

Don Williams (1939– )

Hank Williams (1923–53)

Hank Williams Jr. (1949– )

Hank Williams III (1972– )

Holly Williams (1981– )

Foy Willing (1915–78)

Kelly Willis (1968– )

Gretchen Wilson (1973– )

Lee Ann Womack

Sheb Wooley (1921– )

Wylie and the Wild West [1992– ]

Tammy Wynette (1942–98)

Jimmy Work (1924– )

Tom Wurth

Wylie and the Wild West Show [1992– ]

Trisha Yearwood (1964– )

Dwight Yoakam (1956– )

Chris Young (1985– )

Faron Young (1932–96)

Steve Young (1942– )

Various Artists


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