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Country Music History Video & Audio

"Y" is for Yodel

Rare footage of Jimmie Rodgers doing his famous "blue yodel" on "T for Texas." Rodgers was one of country's first and most enduring stars.

Uncle Tupelo keeps it in the Family

Alt-country progenitors Uncle Tupelo performing their version of the Carter Family standard "No Depression" in 1992.

The Man in Black

Live from 1959: Johnny Cash performing "I Walk the Line," one of his signature hits recorded for the Sun label.

Blue Moon of Austin…er, Kentucky

Bill Monroe plays his bluegrass classic "Blue Moon of Kentucky" on Austin City Limits, 1980.

Country Rocks!

Elvis Presley brings the rock to Bill Monroe's "Blue Moon of Kentucky," recorded in 1954 and set to slides for the web.

Country by way of California

Bakersfield guitar icon Buck Owens opening with the instrumental "Buckaroo," followed by "Act Naturally" and "Memphis, Tennessee."

Legends on a Legend

Charley Pride performing a medley of Hank Williams's standards with Johnny Cash on "The Johnny Cash Show."

You Ain't Woman Enough

Loretta Lynn bantering on stage and performing her classic "You Ain't Woman Enough to Take My Man" in 2008.

The Outlaw Sound

Waylon Jennings on stage doing "Lonesome, On'ry, and Mean" in 1978.

Hank Goes Emo

This clip is an interesting testament to the continuing cult of Hank Williams. Archival performance footage has been mixed in with a new, emo-impressionist video for a YouTube clip that's ticked nearly 400,000 views.

Torch Song

Patsy Cline did "Crazy" like no one else. Performed live here.

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