Yeah I've been a rock/pop/blues guy since the 70's. Country came much later! But I went all in for a while. I would say it's fair that Sweetheart was the first country album I not only listened to, but gave it a chance to sink in. Went to Nashville 5 times, bought an Emmons pedal steel and a Gibson J-150 Super Jumbo acoustic. I also got into bluegrass/newgrass and attended a banjo camp. Got to spend a fair amount of time with the late great Bill Keith and he signed my banjo head before I left. Adding country rounded out my playing nicely (my only real country playing prior to that was Dickey Betts influenced, which really wasn't the same). Ah yes, My Heart Skips a Beat with Willie Cantu on drums. I have all the Buckaroos 60's albums. But I never gave any of the country drummers a thought. Kevin Kelley does a great job on Sweetheart and I always noticed his drumming on it. Sweetheart started it all on 1/1/2000! Well that and a friend of mine also played A Child's Claim To Fame by Buffalo Springfield. Loved it instantly. Cool licks by James Burton on the dobro. But I really LOVED the harmony vocals. In fact, in spite of being a (lead) guitar player for almost 30 years, I am more drawn to harmony singing than guitar solos.