Kris Kristofferson's long and varied career has seen him begin in the army before taking to a songwriting career at age 30.
Magnolia Electric Co. is a group fronted by Jason Molina, who'd previously performed under the Songs: Ohia moniker.
A maverick of country music, Gram Parsons blended folk styles with emerging rock music.
Alt country legends centred on New Mexico based husband and wife duo Brett and Rennie Sparks.
Brett Sparks , RennieSparks
Melodic country like mama used to make. Maybe.
M.Ward and Zooey Deschanel
Heading up the UK's current Roots revival and also the lead stars in Alex Walker's new docu-film 'We Dreamed America', Hey Negrita (yes the name is taken from a Stones track) are an ever-suited five-p
Country rock collective hailing from Tuscon, Arizona, deeply influenced by the sounds of neighbouring Mexico.
From her apprenticeship with Gram Parsons to her own successful career Emmylou Harris remains the credible face of Country music.
Superstar guitar slinger whose CV boasts stints with Johnny Cash, Gram Parsons and both Elvis Pressley and Costello.