THE MUSIC STAPLES OF MY EARLY YEARS

Another one of those Li.sts inspired by a lack of sleep and my watching the 50th CMA Awards Show earlier.
  1. Alabama
    Where to start: "Mountain Music", "Song of the South", "Love in the First Degree" and "I'm Hurry (Don't Know Why)"
  2. Alan Jackson
    Where to start: "Chattahoochee", "Don't Rock the Jukebox", "I Don't Even Know Your Name", and "When Somebody Loves You"
  3. Alison Krauss + Union Station
    Where to start: "When You Say Nothing At All", "I've Got That Old Feeling", and "Stay"
  4. Barbara Mandrell
    Where to start: "I Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool", "Sleeping Single in a Double Bed", and "Crackers"
  5. Brad Paisley
    Where to start: "He Didn't Have to Be", "We Danced", "Two People Fell in Love", "She's Everything", "Hard to Be a Husband, Hard to Be a Wife" (w/ Chely Wright", and "Waitin' On a Woman"
  6. Brooks & Dunn
    Where to start: "You're Gonna Miss Me", "Neon Moon", "Brand New Man", "My Maria", "Cowgirls Don't Cry", and "Red Dirt Road"
  7. Chely Wright
    Where to start: "Single White Female", "It Was", "Jezebel", "Never Love You Enough", and "Back of the Bottom Drawer"
  8. Connie Smith
    Where to start: "Once A Day", "Cincinnati, Ohio", and "How Great Thou Art"
  9. Conway Twitty
    Where to start: "Slow Hand", "Tight Fittin' Jeans", and "Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man" (w/ Loretta Lynn)
  10. Deana Carter
    Where to start: "Strawberry Wine", "We Danced Anyway", and "Did I Shave My Legs For This?"
  11. Dixie Chicks
    Where to start: "Wide Open Spaces", "Goodbye Earl", "Sin Wagon", "There's Your Trouble", "Travelin' Soldier", and "Tonight the Heartache's On Me"
  12. Dolly Parton
    Where to start: "Jolene", "I Will Always Love You", "Here You Come Again", "9 to 5", "Coat of Many Colors", and "Why'd You Come In Here Lookin' Like That"
  13. Faith Hill
    Where to start: "It Matters to Me", "Wild One", "You Can't Lose Me", "Someone Else's Dream", "Let Me Let Go", and "The Way You Love Me"
  14. Garth Brooks
    Where to start: "Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)", "Friends In Low Places", "Standing Outside the Fire", "The Thunder Rolls", "Papa Loved Mama", "The Dance", "The River", "That Summer", and "Callin' Baton Rouge"
  15. George Jones
    Where to start: "White Lightning", "He Stopped Loving Her Today", and "Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes"
  16. George Strait
    Where to start: "I Cross My Heart", "You Look So Good In Love", "The Chair", "Heartland", "Check Yes or No", "Clear Blue Sky", "Run", "I Just Want to Dance With You", "Adalida", and "Write This Down"
  17. Glen Campbell
    Where to start: "Wichita Lineman", "Galveston", "Gentle On My Mind", and "Rhinestone Cowboy"
  18. Hank Williams
    Where to start: "Your Cheatin' Heart", "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry", "Lovesick Blues", Jambalaya (On the Bayou)", and "Take These Chains From My Heart"
  19. Jo Dee Messina
    Where to start: "Bye Bye", "Heads Carolina Tails California", "I'm Alright", and "That's The Way"
  20. Joe Diffie
    Where to start: "Pickup Man", "Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox", and "John Deere Green"
  21. Johnny Cash
    Where to start: "I Walk the Line", "Ring of Fire", "Get Rhythm", "It Ain't Me Babe" (w/ June Carter Cash), "Jackson" (w/ June Carter Cash), "Folsom Prison Blues", "A Boy Named Sue", and "Cocaine Blues"
  22. The Judds
    Where to start: "Why Not Me", "Girls Night Out", "Grandpa (Tell Me 'Bout the Good Old Days)", and "Mama He's Crazy"
  23. Keith Whitley
    Where to start: "Don't Close Your Eyes", "When You Say Nothing At All", and "Til a Tear Becomes a Rose"
  24. Kenny Chesney
    Where to start: "Don't Happen Twice", "Fall in Love", "Me and You", "That's Why I'm Here", "How Forever Feels", and "Back Where I Come From"
  25. Lee Ann Womack
    Where to start: "I'll Think of a Reason Later", "The Fool", "A Little Past Little Rock", "Why They Call It Falling", and "I Hope You Dance"
  26. Lonestar
    Where to start: "No News", "Amazed", and "I'm Already There"
  27. Loretta Lynn
    Where to start: "Coal Miner's Daughter", "Fist City", "One's On The Way", "The Pill", "Rated X", and "You Ain't Woman Enough"
  28. Lorrie Morgan
    Where to start: "What Part of No", "Something in Red", "I Didn't Know My Own Strength", Except for Monday", and "Go Away"
  29. Martina McBride
    Where to start: "Wild Angels", "Independence Day", "Love's The Only House", "Strangers", "A Broken Wing", "Ashes", and "Wrong Again"
  30. Mary Chapin Carpenter
    Where to start: "Shut Up and Kiss Me", "Passionate Kisses", "He Thinks He'll Keep Her", "I Feel Lucky", "Grow Old With Me", and "The Hard Way"
  31. Merle Haggard
    Where to start: "Mama Tried", "The Bottle Let Me Down", and "Okie From Muskogee"
  32. Neal McCoy
    Where to start: "Wink", "The Shake", and "Where Forever Begins"
  33. Pam Tillis
    Where to start: "Maybe It Was Memphis", "Shake the Sugar Tree", "Let That Pony Run", and "Cleopatra, Queen of Denial" and "Mi Vida Loca (My Crazy Life"
  34. Patsy Cline
    Where to start: "Crazy", "I Fall To Pieces", "She's Got You", "Sweet Dreams (Of You)" and "Walkin' After Midnight"
  35. Patty Loveless
    Where to start: "Blame It On Your Heart", "I Try to Think About Elvis", "How Can I Help You Say Goodbye", "Lovin' All Night", and "I'm That Kind of Girl"
  36. Phil Vassar
    Where to start: "Carlene", "Little Red Rodeo", "That's When I Love You", American Child", and "Just Another Day in Paradise"
  37. Randy Travis
    Where to start: "Forever and Ever, Amen", "Diggin' Up Bones", and "On the Other Hand"
  38. Reba McEntire
    Where to start: "Fancy", "Is There Life Out There?", "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia", "Does He Love You" (w/ Linda Davis), "Whoever's in New England", "Little Rock", "Why Haven't I Heard From You", "Take It Back", "The Fear of Being Alone", "I'd Rather Ride Around With You", "Wrong Night", and "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter"
  39. Ronnie Milsap
    Where to start: "Smokey Mountain Rain", "I Wouldn't Have Missed It For the World", "There's No Getting Over Me", and "Stranger In My House"
  40. Sawyer Brown
    Where to start: "Some Girls Do", "The Race Is On", "Thank God For You", and "Six Days on the Road"
  41. Shania Twain
    Where to start: "No One Needs to Know", "Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under", "Any Man of Mine", "Home Ain't Where His Heart Is", "That Don't Impress Me Much, "Love Gets Me Every Time", "Honey, I'm Home", "You're Still the One", and "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!"
  42. SHeDAISY
    Where to start: "Little Goodbyes", "I Will...But", "Lucky 4 You (Tonight I'm Just Me), "Passenger Seat", "God Bless the American Housewife", "Something to Talk About", and "Don't Worry 'Bout a Thing"
  43. Suzy Boggus
    Where to start: "Hey Cinderella", "Drive South", "Outbound Plane", and "Aces"
  44. Tammy Wynette
    Where to start: "Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad", "Till I Can Make It On My Own", "D-I-V-O-R-C-E", "Golden Ring" (w/ George Jones), and "Stand By Your Man"
  45. Terri Clark
    Where to start: "A Little Gasoline", "Better Things to Do", "If I Were You", "Poor, Poor Pitiful Me", "Everytime I Cry", "Now That I've Found You", "No Fear", "Girls Lie Too", "I Just Wanna Be Mad", "When Boy Meets Girl", and "Damn Right"
  46. Tim McGraw
    Where to start: "Don't Take the Girl", "Just to See You Smile", "She Never Lets It Go To Her Heart", "Something Like That", "Angry All the Time", "Where the Green Grass Grows", "For a Little While", "Maybe We Should Sleep On It", "Can't Be Really Gone", and "I Need You" (w/ Faith Hill)
  47. Toby Keith [early stuff only]
    Where to start: "Should've Been a Cowboy", "He Ain't Worth Missing", "Wish I Didn't Know Now", "Who's That Man", "You Ain't Much Fun", "Dream Walkin'", and "You Shouldn't Kiss Me Like This"
  48. Trisha Yearwood
    Where to start: "She's In Love With the Boy", "XXX's and OOO's", "Walk Away Joe", "Everybody Knows", "A Perfect Love", "Believe Me Baby (I Lied)", "How Do I Live", "In Another's Eyes" (w/ Garth Brooks), "There Goes My Baby", and "Georgia Rain"
  49. Vince Gill
    Where to start: "Go Rest High on That Mountain", "I Still Believe in You", "Don't Let Our Love Start Slippin' Away", and "One Last Chance"
  50. Waylon Jennings
    Where to start: "Luckenbach, Texas", "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way", "I'm a Ramblin' Man", "Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys" (w/ Willie Nelson), and "Good Hearted Woman" (w/ Willie Nelson)