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Released 1981
Format LP
Label Sesame Street Records
Cat no. CTW 89003

Sesame Country is a Sesame Street concept album presented as a country music concert hosted by Big Bird. The album includes guest star appearances by Crystal Gayle, Loretta Lynn, Glen Campbell, and Tanya Tucker.

This album won a Grammy Award for Best Recording for Children. It was re-issued in 1992 by Golden Music on cassette and CD. On this version, the tracks segue into each other. A bonus track not included on the record, "Roll Over", is also added.

Track listing

Side One

  1. Sesame Jamboree - Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Grover, The Count, Ernie, Bert and Oscar the Grouch
  2. Songs - Crystal Gayle and Big Bird
  3. The Last Cookie Roundup - Cookie Monster
  4. Keep on Smilin' - Glen Campbell and Oscar the Grouch
  5. Count von Count's Continuous Country Cookin' Downhome Diner - The Count with Cookie Monster, Ernie, Grover, Herry Monster, Big Bird and Bert

Side Two

  1. Kin Folk - Ernie, Bert and Oscar the Grouch
  2. Count on Me - Loretta Lynn and The Count
  3. Takin' Turns - Big Bird, Grover, Oscar the Grouch, Ernie, The Count and Bert
  4. You'll Never Take the Texas Out of Me - Tanya Tucker and Big Bird
  5. Roll Over (CD only) - Cookie Monster, Herry Monster, Grover, Bert, Ernie, Oscar the Grouch, The Count and Big Bird
  6. Sesame Jamboree (Reprise) - Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Grover, Cookie Monster, Bert, Ernie, The Count and Herry Monster


  • Carroll Spinney as Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch
  • Frank Oz as Cookie Monster, Bert and Grover
  • Jerry Nelson as The Count and Herry Monster
  • Jim Henson as Ernie
  • The Sesame Street O. K. Corral Chorus: Lea Jane Berinati, Jackie Cusic, Michael Myers, Duane West


  • The Players: Jerry Carrigan, Russ Hicks, Michael Leech, Billy Linneman, Charlie McCoy, Tony Migliore, Mark Morris, Buddy Spicher, Robert Thompson, Pete Wade
  • The Strings: Byron Theodore Bach, Joann Cruthirds, Solie Isaac Fott, Lawrence Lasson, Paul Tobias, Kristin Wilkinson
  • Produced by Dennis Scott
  • Continuity by Norman Stiles
  • Musical arrangements by Dennis Scott
  • String arrangements by Timmy Tappan
  • Associate producer: Geri Van Rees
  • Project director: Sharon Lerner
  • Art director: Robert Pierce
  • Art director for the Muppets: Rick Wetzel
  • Cover photography: Richard Goldman
  • Engineering by
    • Travis Turk, The Sound Shop, Nashville
    • Frank Laico, CBS Recording Studios, New York
    • David Hunt, The Music Centre, London

Other releases

See also