120 Timeless Recordings from the Greatest Country Stars of All Time, Including Johnny Cash, Tammy Wynette, Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Waylon Jennings, Conway Twitty, George Jones and Many More!
A country music fan’s dream come true, OPRY VIDEO CLASSICS presents the greatest collection of vintage live country music performances ever assembled — most of which have never before been available commercially. Featuring artists like Johnny Cash, Tammy Wynette, Conway Twitty, Loretta Lynn, Waylon Jennings, The Statler Brothers, George Jones and Charley Pride, this one-of-a-kind DVD set offers viewers front row seats at the Grand Ole Opry’s Ryman Auditorium to experience the golden age of country music like never before.
From rhinestones to cowboy hats, these 120 timeless and historic recordings spanning the ’50s to the ’70s features 8 DVDs, including “Hall of Fame 2” where it’s SRO for Country Music Hall of Fame inductees performing some of their biggest hits including Johnny Cash with So Doggone Lonesome, Loretta Lynn with Blue Kentucky Girl and Charley Pride with Just Between You and Me; “Jukebox Memories” which recaptures country music’s glorious past heard in jukeboxes around the US of A with songs featuring Leroy Van Dyke’s Auctioneer, Bobby Bare’s The Streets of Baltimore and Faron Young’s Wine Me Up; “Legends 2” which features artists blessed with the “it” factor including master singer Marty Robbins performing his first No. 1 hit I’ll Go On Alone and an amazing five song medley from Johnny Cash with the Statler Brothers and the Carter Family singing I Walk the Line/Guess Things Happen That Way/Ballad of a Teenage Queen/I Still Miss Someone/Ring of Fire; and, from the sense of longing behind Hank Locklin’s Send Me the Pillow You Dream On to the devotion expressed by the Statler Brothers in I’ll Go to My Grave Lovin’ You, “Love Songs 2” collects some of the most heartfelt country performances ever recorded.
Also included are “Kings of Country”, featuring the kingpins of country who operated on a first-name basis, including performances by Johnny (Cash) with Five Feet High and Rising, Waylon (Jennings) with Green River and classic honky-tonk with ET (Ernest Tubb) and Ray (Price); “Pioneers 2” which spotlights the trailblazers who paved the way for generations of country artists such as singing cowboy sensation Tex Ritter (Rye Whiskey), Chet Atkins (Alabama Jubilee) and Earl Scruggs (Polka on a Banjo); “Queens of Country 2” which delivers three of the best voices in all of country music: Connie Smith (Ain’t Had No Lovin’), Loretta Lynn (Happy Birthday) and the original Queen, Kitty Wells, who performs Searching (For Someone Like You), as wellas future megastars Crystal Gayle, who’s seen on stage as a 20-year-old balladeer and Dolly Parton, who was 21 when Dumb Blonde hit the charts in 1967; and “Songs That Topped the Charts 2”, featuring songs that all captured the coveted No. 1 spot on Billboard, including Tammy Wynette’s Good Lovin’ (Makes it Right), Hank Snow’s I Don’t Hurt Anymore and Tom T. Hall’s I Love.
Format: DVD (8 Discs)
Running Time: 354 minutes
Genre: Musical Performance/Country
Aspect Ratio: 16×9 (1.78.1)