Editors’ Notes Twenty-eight years before O Brother, Where Art Thou?, West Coast country-rockers the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band brought old-school country and bluegrass to the modern-day mainstream by cutting a double album with first-gen country heroes (Roy Acuff, Maybelle Carter) and bluegrass originators (Jimmy Martin, Earl Scruggs). Tackling country classics mostly from the catalogs of the participants, the record bridges generations with its honest, unadorned acoustic feel and a torrent of timeless American tunes.

SONG
Grand Ole Opry Song
1
3:10
 
Keep On the Sunny Side
2
4:27
 
Nashville Blues
3
3:15
 
You Are My Flower
4
3:39
 
The Precious Jewel
5
4:09
 
Dark As a Dungeon
6
2:47
 
Tennessee Stud
7
4:50
 
Black Mountain Rag
8
2:40
 
Wreck On the Highway
9
3:25
 
The End of the World
10
3:54
 
I Saw the Light
11
4:21
 
Sunny Side of the Mountain
12
2:50
 
Nine Pound Hammer
13
2:53
 
Losin' You (Might Be the Best Thing Yet)
14
2:49
 
Honky Tonkin'
15
2:32
 
You Don't Know My Mind
16
2:47
 
My Walkin' Shoes
17
2:53
 
Lonesome Fiddle Blues
1
2:43
 
Cannonball Rag
2
1:16
 
Avalanche
3
2:52
 
Flint Hill Special
4
2:13
 
Togary Mountain
5
2:28
 
Earl's Breakdown
6
2:37
 
Orange Blossom Special
7
2:12
 
Wabash Cannonball
8
2:03
 
Lost Highway
9
3:48
 
Doc Watson & Merle Travis: First Meeting (Dialogue)
10
1:52
 
Way Downtown
11
3:35
 
Down Yonder
12
3:45
 
Pins and Needles (In My Heart)
13
2:54
 
Honky Tonk Blues
14
2:23
 
Sailin' On to Hawaii
15
2:09
 
I'm Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes
16
4:26
 
I Am a Pilgrim
17
3:54
 
Wildwood Flower
18
3:33
 
Soldier's Joy
19
3:33
 
Will the Circle Be Unbroken
20
4:48
 
Both Sides Now
21
2:25
 
Foggy Mountain Breakdown
22
2:39
 
Warming Up for 'the Opry' (Talk)
23
2:43
 
Sunny Side (Talk)
24
4:06
 
Remember Me
25
1:32