Apr 18, 1930: Songwriter Don Hecht is born. He writes the Patsy Cline hit "Walkin' After Midnight" Apr 18, 1939: Gene Autry records "Back In... Read More.
Apr 17, 1960: A car taking Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent to the London Airport crashes, killing Cochran, breaking Vincent's collarbone and breaking "Poor... Read More.
Apr 16, 1968: Waylon Jennings records "Only Daddy That'll Walk The Line" and "Yours Love" during an afternoon session at Nashville's RCA Studio B
Apr 15, 1933: Roy Clark is born in Meherrin, Virginia. The co-host of "Hee Haw," his vocal and instrumental skills bring him hits from... Read More.
Apr 14, 1931: African-American blues guitarist Arnold Shultz dies from a heart disorder in Morgantown, Kentucky. He was a musical mentor to a teen-aged... Read More.
Apr 13, 1946: R&B/gospel singer Al Green is born in Forrest City, Arkansas. He earns a nomination from the Country Music Association in 1994... Read More.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.