At the Ryman

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At the Ryman
Live album by
ReleasedJanuary 10, 1992
RecordedApril 30-May 2, 1991
VenueRyman Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee
LabelWarner Bros. Nashville
ProducerAllen Reynolds, Richard Bennett
Emmylou Harris and The Nash Ramblers chronology
Brand New Dance
At the Ryman
Cowgirl's Prayer
Emmylou Harris live chronology
Last Date
At the Ryman
Professional ratings
Review scores
Robert Christgau(2-star Honorable Mention)(2-star Honorable Mention)[2]
Entertainment WeeklyA[3]
Orlando Sentinel[4]
Rolling Stone(not rated)[5]

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 concert hall.[6]

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.[7][8]

Track listing[edit]

Original album
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
Total length:60:46
2017 remaster bonus tracks
17."Rollin' and Ramblin' (The Death of Hank Williams)"Robin Williams, Linda Williams / Jerome Clark3:34
18."The Nash Ramble"Emmylou Harris, Larry Atamanuik, Roy Huskey Jr., Sam Bush, Al Perkins & Jon Randall Stewart3:34
Total length:67:54

Chart performance[edit]

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

Release history[edit]

Release history and formats for At the Ryman
Region Date Format Label Ref.
North America January 10, 1992
  • CD
  • cassette
Warner Bros. Nashville [9]


  1. ^ Mansfield, Brian. At the Ryman at AllMusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Robert Christgau: CG: Emmylou Harris". Retrieved October 20, 2011.
  3. ^ "Entertainment Weekly review". Archived from the original on 2013-06-23. Retrieved 2011-05-11.
  4. ^ Orlando Sentinel review
  5. ^ Rolling Stone review[dead link]
  6. ^ Cooper, Peter (January 19, 2012). "Peter Cooper On Music: Emmylou Harris celebrates 20 years with Opry". Archived from the original on March 6, 2015. Retrieved June 30, 2015.
  7. ^ Rollingstone
  8. ^ Rollingstone
  9. ^ Harris, Emmylou (October 16, 1990). "At the Ryman (Liner Notes)". Reprise Records. 9-26664-2 (CD); 4-26664 (Cassette).