Uncle Jimmy Thompson died of pneumonia in his home outside of Nashville in 1931. The fiddle player was the first musician to... Read More.
Four-year-old Johnny Cash and his family returned to their home in Dyess, AR in 1937. It was damaged in January by severe... Read More.
A performance rights organization, BMI, was founded in 1940 to compete with ASCAP. Short for Broadcast Music, Inc., BMI collects and distributes... Read More.
Eddy Arnold recorded Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young at Thomas Production Studio in Nashville in 1954. Faron Young cut... Read More.
ASCAP was formed at the Hotel Claridge in New York City in 1914. The performing rights agency--the American Society of Composers, Authors... Read More.
Buck Owens recorded Act Naturally at the Capitol Recording Studios in Hollywood in 1963. The session also included his first... Read More.
George Jones reached #1 on the Billboard country chart for the first time as a songwriter in 1956 as Red Sovine &... Read More.
Eddie Rabbitt began a three-week stay at #1 on Billboard's country chart with the theme from the Clint Eastwood movie Every Which... Read More.
Patsy Cline was a guest on the ABC music series Ozark Jubilee in 1957. Mercury released the song that would become... Read More.
Congress began hearings to investigate payola in music and radio in 1960. Future Academy of Country Music awards producer Dick Clark survived... Read More.
Marty Robbins debuted on the Grand Ole Opry in 1953, performing Ain't You Ashamed and Good Night Cincinnati, Good Mornin'... Read More.
George Jones joined The Louisiana Hayride in 1956. Dolly Parton scored her first #1 single in Billboard with Joshua