Tennessee Ernie Ford was celebrated in a 1956 episode of NBC-TV's This Is Your Life. Jerry Lee Lewis secretly... Read More.
Inventor Guglielmo Marconi transmitted radio signals from London across the Atlantic Ocean for the first time in 1901. If you love listening... Read More.
The WSM Barn Dance officially became The Grand Ole Opry in 1927. Soul singer Sam Cooke was shot and... Read More.
Fiddler Tommy Jackson died in Nashville in 1979. One of the most influential musicians to play the instrument, he took part in... Read More.
The day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, Tommy Duncan announced his intention to leave Bob Wills' Texas Playboys to... Read More.
Marty Robbins recorded a remake of Elvis Presley's That's All Right during an evening session at Nashville's Castle Studio in... Read More.
Huddie Ledbetter died in New York City in 1949. Better known as Leadbelly, the blues pioneer made a mark in country music... Read More.
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December 4th is one of the most important dates in all of music history. That’s because in 1956 Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins,... Read More.
In his second stab at the song, Webb Pierce recorded Jimmie Rodgers' In The Jailhouse Now at the Castle Studio... Read More.
Hank Snow began what proved to be his final Canadian sessions before his career shifted into the U.S. He recorded songs for... Read More.
A 12-minute motion picture, The Great Train Robbery, made its debut in 1903. It's the first western feature in history.