Gram Parsons is the father of country-rock. With the International Submarine Band, the Byrds, and the Flying Burrito Brothers, the songwriter
pioneered the concept of a rock band playing country music, and as a solo artist he moved even further into the country realm, blending the two
genres to the point that they became indistinguishable from each other. While he was alive, Parsons was a cult figure that never sold many
records but influenced countless fellow musicians, from the Rolling Stones to the Byrds. In the years since his death, his stature has only
grown, as numerous rock and country artists build on his small, but enormously influential, body of work.