We gave it an A
At the time of his death in 1991, ’50s star Pierce was considered too gaudy, too hillbilly, and too boozy for Nashville. This tribute lovingly resurrects what many had forgotten: his soulful hardcore honky-tonk. The performances by such fans as Emmylou Harris and Del McCoury range from wrenchingly sad to ebulliently joyful. Sheer magic, from the first twin fiddle solo to the last chiming steel guitar.