Jul 21, 1895 Actor Ken Maynard is born in Vevay, Indiana. Appearing in nearly 90 pictures, he becomes the first of America's singing cowboys, blazing... Read More.
Jul 20, 1918 Songwriter Cindy Walker is born in Mart, Texas. She lands a spot in the Country Music Hall of Fame by writing such... Read More.
Jul 19, 1937 George Hamilton IV is born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Added to the Grand Ole Opry in 1961, he gains a massive #1... Read More.
Jul 18, 1939 Dion DiMucci is born in The Bronx, New York. Two of his 1960s pop successes become country hits for other artists: "Ruby... Read More.
Jul 17, 1918 Red Sovine is born in Charleston, West Virginia. A Grand Ole Opry member beginning in 1954, he specializes in recitations, hitting paydirt... Read More.
Jul 14, 1912 Singer/songwriter Woody Guthrie is born in Okemah, Oklahoma. Best known for writing "This Land Is Your Land," he influences the use of... Read More.
Jul 15, 1913 Lloyd "Cowboy" Copas is born in Blue Creek, Ohio. Dubbed the Waltz King of the Grand Ole Opry, he fashions such hits... Read More.
Jul 16, 1953 Singer/songwriter Nanci Griffith is born in Seguin, Texas. Primarily a folk artist, she writes the Kathy Mattea country hit "Love At The... Read More.
Jul 13, 1942 Roger McGuinn is born in Chicago. A primary member of the country-rock band The Byrds, McGuinn joins ex-Byrd Chris Hillman and The... Read More.
Jul 12, 1942 Singer/songwriter Steve Young is born in Newnan, Georgia. He lands songs with Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams Jr. and The Eagles, who score... Read More.
Jul 11, 1930 Jimmie Rodgers records "Blue Yodel No. 8 (Muleskinner Blues)" and "The Mystery Of Number Five" at the Victor Studios in Los Angeles Jul... Read More.
Jul 10, 1929 Colleen Carroll is born. She signs in the 1950s with Capitol Records, the same label that ultimately launches the career of her... Read More.