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April 12

Apr 12, 1925: Ned Miller is born in Raines, Utah. He gains one of the biggest hits of 1963, "From A Jack To A... Read More.

April 11

Apr 11, 1913: Mildred Goad is born in Mount Carmel, Illinois. Using the stage name Millie Good, she joins her sister, Dollie, to form... Read More.

April 10

Apr 10, 1898: Fiddlin' Arthur Smith is born in Bold Springs, Tennessee. He performs on the Grand Ole Opry from 1929-1938, helping popularize the... Read More.

April 9

Apr 9, 1932: Carl Perkins is born in Tiptonville, Tennessee. He becomes a rockabilly pioneer through his single "Blue Suede Shoes." He also writes... Read More.

April 8

Apr 8, 1923: Guitarist, banjo player and mandolinist Paul Buskirk is born in West Virginia. Having played with Chet Atkins, Gene Austin and Tex... Read More.

April 7

Apr 7, 1932: Cal Smith is born in Gans, Oklahoma. He plays rhythm guitar and opens for Ernest Tubb for six years, then develops... Read More.

April 6

Apr 6, 1883: Vernon Dalhart is born in Jefferson, Texas. After working in a variety of styles, his 1924 recording of "The Wreck Of... Read More.

April 5

Apr 5, 1931: Songwriter/producer "Cowboy" Jack Clement is born in Whitehaven, Tennessee. He writes hits for Bobby Bare and Jim Reeves; produces hits by... Read More.

April 4

Apr 4, 1919: Songwriter Cy Coben is born in Jersey City, New Jersey. He racks up more than a dozen country hits when his... Read More.

April 3

Apr 3, 1882: Outlaw Jesse James is shot and killed in St. Joseph, Missouri, by a fellow gang member. James is namechecked in Toby... Read More.

April 2

Apr 2, 1942: Pop artist Leon Russell is born in Lawton, Oklahoma. He joins Willie Nelson on a 1979 remake of "Heartbreak Hotel," and records... Read More.

April 1

Apr 1, 1921: Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith is born in Clinton, South Carolina. His 1948 single "Guitar Boogie" is one of three singles that lands... Read More.