Now in its second edition, the All Music Guide to Country rounds up the music you love, from the Appalachian Mountains to the Grand Ole Opry, from gospel tents to honky-tonk bars, and from the open range to the open road, giving this diverse genre its due respect and helping you choose the most essential albums from more than 1,200 artists. Country legends like Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn and Hank Williams are covered in depth, along with such popular artists as the Dixie Chicks, Wynonna Judd, Garth Brooks and Faith Hill. You'll also find 10,281 reviews and ratings for a wide range of country-influenced performers, including Will Oldham, Lyle Lovett, k.d. lang and country rockers ranging from Gram Parsons to Uncle Tupelo. Whether you prefer old-time or contemporary country, acoustic banjo or electric guitar, everything you need to make the most of your music-buying dollar is here!