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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.

At the Ryman
Live album by Emmylou Harris and The Nash Ramblers
Released January 10, 1992
Recorded Ryman Auditorium
Nashville, Tennessee
April 30-May 2, 1991
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)Brand New Dance1990
At the Ryman
Cowgirl's Prayer
(1993)Cowgirl's Prayer1993
Emmylou Harris live chronology
Last Date
At the Ryman
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau (2-star Honorable Mention)[2]
Entertainment Weekly A [3]
Orlando Sentinel 5/5 stars [4]
Rolling Stone (not rated) [5]

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]

Track listingEdit

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Guitar Town" Steve Earle 2:56
2. "Half as Much" Curley Williams 3:00
3. "Cattle Call" Tex Owens 3:11
4. "Guess Things Happen That Way" Jack Clement 2:25
5. "Hard Times" Stephen Foster 3:25
6. "Mansion on the Hill" Bruce Springsteen 4:25
7. "Scotland" Bill Monroe 2:57
8. "Montana Cowgirl" Ray Park 3:08
9. "Like Strangers" Boudleaux Bryant 4:56
10. "Lodi" John Fogerty 3:06
11. "Calling My Children Home" Doyle Lawson, Charles Waller, Robert Yates 3:14
12. "If I Could Be There" Kieran Kane, Jamie O'Hara 3:30
13. "Walls of Time" Bill Monroe, Peter Rowan 4:45
14. "Get Up John" Bill Monroe, Marty Stuart, Jerry Sullivan 4:25
15. "It's a Hard Life Wherever You Go" / "Abraham, Martin and John" Nanci Griffith, Richard Holler / Richard Holler 7:07
16. "Smoke Along the Track" Alan Rose 4:16

Chart performanceEdit

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


  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". Retrieved June 30, 2015.