The excellent Settin' The Woods on Fire is seeking our 10 favourite country acts. Here are mine:
10. Emmylou Harris.
9. The Be Good Tanyas.
8. Johnny Cash, for San Quentin and the Rick Rubin albums.
7. Townes van Zandt.
6. Kate Campbell. The thinking man's Emmylou.
5. Bill Monroe.
4. Terry Allen, founder of alt-country.
3. The Carter Family.
2. Hank Williams.
1. The Blue Sky Boys. Scandalously, the most perfect band in history (evidence) hasn't picked up a single vote.