It’s in the Grammy Hall of Fame. It’s in The Library of Congress. It sold Gold. It sold Platinum. Chet Flippo once said it was one of the most important albums that ever came out of Nashville. “Will The Circle Be Unbroken…”
From folk rock at their inception, to bluegrass revivalists in the ’70s, to country radio hitmakers in the ’80s, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band have just about done it all, and in a way that has been revered and wildly influential throughout music.
The next major exhibit will also delve into the California influence in country, just later in the timeline. Called ‘Western Edge: The Roots and Reverberations of Los Angeles Country Rock,’ it will span from the 1960s to the 1980s, and will start with the original pioneers .