"In the nearly 50 years since the release of 'Grievous Angel,' which was released posthumously in 1974, the legend and legacy of Gram Parsons has metastasized into something more than myth. The journeyman singer-songwriter had spent his seven-some odd year career rotating between a series of bands in his pursuit of incorporating the country music of his native South Georgia into the rock, pop and folk blooming in late-’60s Los Angeles, with virtually zero commercial success. But since his death, Parsons has become an avatar and a guidepost for several successive generations of artists attempting, often with more success than Parsons, to present elements of traditional American country and roots music in non-strictly country settings."