NOTE: The following list of early country artists is neither exhaustive nor definitive. It is designed to provide a small sampling of early country artists who have achieved recognition and exerted influence in the outlaw country music subgenre.
A.C. "Eck" Robertson
Fiddlin' John Carson
The Blue Sky Boys
Carson RobisonErnest V. Stoneman
Charlie Poole and the North Carolina Ramblers
The Skillet Lickers
The Carter Family
Uncle Dave Macon
The Delmore Brothers
In addition to our many albums by the above and other individual early country artists, the Music Library's collection also holds a number of compilation discs containing important tracks by influential acts. A few of those are included in the list of recordings at the right.