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  • Season 1
    • Sawyer Brown
      Sawyer Brown
      Episode 23
      Mark Miller and company have established themselves as one of the most colorful and entertaining country groups of the past two decades. In 1985, Sawyer Brown became the first band to win the CMA Horizon Award, and they went on to prove their worthiness with hits such as "The Walk," "Thank God for You" and "This Time."moreless
    • Jeff Foxworthy
      Jeff Foxworthy
      Episode 22
      It's been 10 years since Jeff Foxworthy made a national name for himself with his unique brand of redneck comedy. His "You Might Be a Redneck If ..." themes have convulsed not only country audiences but urban ones as well. The Georgia native even had a major network sitcom for awhile and continues to have broad appeal.moreless
    • Class of '89
      Class of '89
      Episode 21
      The handful of singers that busted the doors of country wide open, making way for the early '90s boom who brought country music to larger audiences than ever before, continue to have impact today. Take a closer look at the Life & Times of Clint Black, Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson and Travis Tritt.moreless
    • Musical Outlaws
      Musical Outlaws
      Episode 20
    • Neal McCoy
      Neal McCoy
      Episode 19
      The two-time TNN Country Weekly Awards entertainer of the year loves to have a good time, and he makes sure his audience does, too. The Texan boasts one of the liveliest stage shows in the business and continues to be devoted to his fans and his music.
    • Bill Monroe
      Bill Monroe
      Episode 18
      Known as "The Father of Bluegrass Music," Bill Monroe was a mandolin virtuoso, unforgettable singer, visionary bandleader, brilliant judge of musicians and the songwriter behind "Blue Moon of Kentucky." One of the most influential figures in music history, Monroe belongs in an American pantheon of artists alongside Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Robert Johnson and Hank Williams.moreless
    • Glen Campbell
      Glen Campbell
      Episode 17
    • Carl Perkins
      Carl Perkins
      Episode 16
    • John Michael Montgomery
      John Michael Montgomery has a way with a ballad that has kept him on the charts for more than a decade. From "I Swear" to "The Little Girl," the Kentucky native remains one of country music's most popular performers.
    • Women of Country
      Women of Country
      Episode 14
      From Patsy Montana to Patsy Cline to Shania Twain, the women of country music have given us countless classics. Find out how these famous females have forever changed the country music landscape.
    • Charlie Daniels
      Charlie Daniels
      Episode 13
      Charlie Daniels first made a name for himself in the 1960s writing a song for Elvis Presley ("It Hurts Me") and playing on recording sessions behind Bob Dylan (Nashville Skyline) and others. He since has become a Southern rock legend best known for the rousing fiddle song "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" and his annual Volunteer Jam charity concerts.moreless
    • Randy Travis
      Randy Travis
      Episode 12
      In his teens, Randy Travis was a rough and rowdy drug user on the brink of doing jail time. In 2000, he released his first gospel album, Inspirational Journey. In between, he rose to stardom, accumulating gold and platinum albums and just about every music award imaginable. Travis scored 15 No. 1 singles from 1985 to 1996.moreless
    • Kenny Rogers
      Kenny Rogers
      Episode 11
      The king of longevity, Kenny Rogers was a member of significant folk (New Christy Minstrels) and pop (First Edition) groups in the 1960s before entering the country field as a solo artist. The superstar has reached No. 1 on the country charts with more than 20 different solo or duet releases over five decades, including 2000's "Buy Me a Rose."moreless
    • Travis Tritt
      Travis Tritt
      Episode 10
    • Buck Owens
      Buck Owens
      Episode 9
      Country Music Hall of Fame member Buck Owens put Bakersfield on the musical map in the '60s with classics such as "Under Your Spell Again" and "Act Naturally." Owens was a fixture on Hee-Haw from 1969-86, and he has invested in several music business interests. The honky tonk legend was coaxed out of retirement in 1988 by Dwight Yoakam.moreless
    • Billy Ray Cyrus
      Billy Ray Cyrus
      Episode 8
      Originally pegged as a one-hit wonder for his 1992 debut smash, "Achy Breaky Heart," Billy Ray Cyrus has gone on to display staying power in country music. Maintaining a rabid fan base, the Kentucky native has scored other big hits with "Busy Man," "Could've Been Me," "She's Not Cryin' Anymore" and others. Cyrus recently has become a TV star for his lead role in the Pax series, Doc.moreless
    • Willie Nelson
      Willie Nelson
      Episode 7
      One of the most enduring stars in country music, Willie Nelson is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, the head of Farm Aid, a relentless road warrior, and the songwriter behind jukebox classics "Crazy," "Hello Walls" and "Night Life." The Texas legend's distinctive voice can be heard on more than 100 chart singles.moreless
    • Tammy Wynette
      Tammy Wynette
      Episode 6
      The First Lady of Country Music was beloved by fans and fellow performers alike. From her debut almost 40 years ago until her death in 1998, the woman said to have a "tear in her voice" wowed audiences with songs such as "Stand by Your Man" and "D-I-V-O-R-C-E" while breaking ground for women performers who came after her.moreless
    • The Judds
      The Judds
      Episode 5
      The Judds have a rags-to-riches story right out of Hollywood. Mother Naomi and daughter Wynonna scored 14 No. 1 hits between 1984 and Naomi's tearful "retirement" in 1991. As a solo artist, Wynonna has continued her long run of hits. One of the most colorful and successful acts in country history, The Judds reunited briefly in late 1999 and 2000 to record and tour.moreless
    • Deana Carter
      Deana Carter
      Episode 4
    • Hank Williams
      Hank Williams
      Episode 3
      His commercial recording career only lasted six years, but no other person past or present represents the heart and soul of country music like Hank. Known as the Hillbilly Shakespeare, Williams created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music before dying at age 29 from the ravages of alcoholism.moreless
    • Diamond Rio
      Diamond Rio
      Episode 2
      Diamond Rio released their debut album in 1991, scoring a No.1 hit with "Meet in the Middle." The sextet have earned three CMA vocal group of the year awards and more than a dozen Top 10 singles. In 1998, Diamond Rio became the first group to be inducted into the Grand Ole Opry since The Whites 14 years earlier.moreless
    • Lorrie Morgan
      Lorrie Morgan
      Episode 1
      The daughter of late country singer George Morgan, Lorrie Morgan made her Grand Ole Opry debut at age 13 and became a permanent cast member in 1984. One of the top country stars of the '90s, Morgan's tumultuous love life -- including marriages to Keith Whitley, Jon Randall and Sammy Kershaw -- has been a constant source of interest to fans.moreless