At the Ryman

At the Ryman is a 1992 live album by Emmylou Harris and her then-newly formed acoustic backing band, The Nash Ramblers, recorded at the one-time home of the Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Nash Ramblers:

A companion video recording of the concert was released on VHS.

The concerts' and album's high acclaim are given near-universal credit for the renewed interest in reviving the dilapidated Ryman Auditorium as an active venue after nearly 20 years of dormancy. Soon after, the building was completely renovated and has since become a world-class concert hall.[6][7]

The album won Harris and the Ramblers a Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal at the 34th ceremony. In 2017, At the Ryman was released on vinyl to celebrate 25 years since the original release, Harris reunited with the Nash Ramblers to perform the album in its entirety[8][9].

At the Ryman
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Live album by Emmylou Harris and The Nash Ramblers
Released January 10, 1992
Recorded April 30-May 2, 1991
Venue Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee
Genre Country
Length 60:00:50
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Allen Reynolds, Richard Bennett
Emmylou Harris and The Nash Ramblers chronology
Brand New Dance
(1990)
At the Ryman
(1992)
Cowgirl's Prayer
(1993)
Emmylou Harris live chronology
Last Date
(1982)
At the Ryman
(1992)
Spyboy
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau(2-star Honorable Mention)[2]
Entertainment WeeklyA [3]
Orlando Sentinel5/5 stars [4]
Rolling Stone(not rated) [5]

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Guitar Town"Steve Earle2:56
2."Half as Much"Curley Williams3:00
3."Cattle Call"Tex Owens3:11
4."Guess Things Happen That Way"Jack Clement2:25
5."Hard Times"Stephen Foster3:25
6."Mansion on the Hill"Bruce Springsteen4:25
7."Scotland"Bill Monroe2:57
8."Montana Cowgirl"Ray Park3:08
9."Like Strangers"Boudleaux Bryant4:56
10."Lodi"John Fogerty3:06
11."Calling My Children Home"Doyle Lawson, Charles Waller, Robert Yates3:14
12."If I Could Be There"Kieran Kane, Jamie O'Hara3:30
13."Walls of Time"Bill Monroe, Peter Rowan4:45
14."Get Up John"Bill Monroe, Marty Stuart, Jerry Sullivan4:25
15."It's a Hard Life Wherever You Go" / "Abraham, Martin and John"Nanci Griffith, Richard Holler / Richard Holler7:07
16."Smoke Along the Track"Alan Rose4:16

Chart performance

Chart (1992) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 32
U.S. Billboard 200 184

References

  1. ^ Mansfield, Brian. At the Ryman at AllMusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Robert Christgau: CG: Emmylou Harris". Retrieved October 20, 2011.
  3. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  4. ^ Orlando Sentinel review
  5. ^ Rolling Stone review
  6. ^ "Emmylou Harris Revitalized the Ryman". Saving Country Music. October 4, 2010. Retrieved June 30, 2015.
  7. ^ Cooper, Peter (January 19, 2012). "Peter Cooper On Music: Emmylou Harris celebrates 20 years with Opry". Tennessean.com. Retrieved June 30, 2015.
  8. ^ https://www.rollingstone.com/country/news/emmylou-harris-covers-steve-earle-see-colbert-performance-w491766
  9. ^ https://www.rollingstone.com/country/news/emmylou-harris-performs-at-the-ryman-album-25-years-later-w480434

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