This show was 2nd in the global chill chart, 3rd in the global ambient chart and 4th in the global chillout chart.
I remember the first time I heard the Daniel Lanois tunes From Eno's Apollo album, I didn't really care for them. I didn't like the pedal steel guitar. I absolutely hated country music back then and I associated the sound of pedal steel with country.
Eventually, the tunes grew on me and I've come to love the sound of pedal steel guitar. I also came around on country-tinged music as I fell in love with indie-folk which can make great use of traditional instrumentation minus the pickups trucks, girls & booze of crappy country.
This brings me back around to pedal steel in ambient. There's not a ton of it out there but definitely enough for a good mix. There are 4 main practitioners of ambient twang - Daniel Lanois, Chuck Johnson, Bruce Kaphan and Chas Smith. All are in this mix as well as Eno/Lanois tunes, other tracks, and some YouTube recordings. Many of the tracks here use an actual pedal steel guitar and some use lap steel.
The tracklist is in comments.