Whenever I ask someone what kind of music they like and they respond “I like everything,” the follow-up question is about country, which about 2/3 of the time elicits a series of hems and haws. I grew up with country and these albums say why I still listen. Recommended reading: David Cantwell and Bill Fricks-Warren’s Heartaches By the Number, a countdown of the top 500 country singles with gem-like explanations.