- Released: March 1, 2008
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
Recorded between 1935 and 1951. Includes liner notes by Rich Kienzle.
This five-volume set contains 128 of the greatest country music recordings in Columbia's vaults, which span the genre from its beginnings. Each volume (available separately or as a set) contains major country artists. This first volume contains 27 landmark recordings by the artists that made them famous, such as the late Roy Acuff's "Wabash Cannonball" and The Carter Family's "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" -- 16 artists in all. ~ All Music Guide