Blue Country Heart is a Jorma Kaukonen studio album released in June, 2002. It was his first album on a major label since 1980's Barbeque King. Kaukonen didn't write any new compositions for the album, and instead played mostly country-blues cover songs. Kaukonen again relied on the talents of other musicians for this solo effort, but turned to musicians he had not previously worked with on any project. Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Byron House and Bela Fleck helped add more of the country flavor not present in previous Kaukonen solo efforts. The album was nominated for a Grammy award in 2003 for "Best Traditional Folk Album."
"Blue Country" released in France on January 11, 1980 without any single preceding. 7 songs from 10 written by Joe`s idol, Tony Joe White. White comes to play the guitar and harmonica during the recording sessions. One song from the new album, "Le marche aux puces", written by Dassin and Lemesle, will be adapted by Tony under the title "The Guitar Don't Lie". In autumn, the English album is released in Canada under the title "Home Made Ice Cream".