It was a huge day for Tennessee Ernie Ford in 1949. He signed a contract with Capitol records and had his first... Read More.
Jerry Lee Lewis made his Grand Ole Opry debut in 1973. He broke two promises that night: 1) He won't sing rock... Read More.
In 1953 Marty Robbins moved to Nashville from Arizona. That same day, he joined the Grand Ole Opry. EMI announced it... Read More.
Randy Travis made his national TV debut in 1984 as a guest on Nashville Now. He was promoting his album... Read More.
Louise Mandrell held her first recording session as an artist in 1978, cutting three songs for Epic Records at Nashville's Soundshop Studio.
Floods hit the state of Arkansas in 1937, where more than 2,700 people were forced to evacuate their homes, including the family... Read More.
Record producer and entrepreneur Ralph Peer coined the phrase "hillbilly music" to describe southern folk on this date in 1925. Ronnie... Read More.
Hank Williams and Ray Price began moving into a house at 2718 Wedgewood in Nashville in 1952. They shared the home for... Read More.
Charley Pride sang the national anthem prior to Super Bowl VIII at Rice Stadium in Houston, TX in 1974. The Miami Dolphins beat the... Read More.
RCA released Wanted: The Outlaws in 1976. The album features Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Jessi Colter and Tompall Glaser and... Read More.
In his first session for Columbia in 1956, Johnny Horton records Honky-Tonk Man and I'm A One-Woman Man... Read More.
Loretta Webb married Oliver "Mooney" Lynn in Butcher Holler, KY, officially becoming Loretta Lynn in 1948. He gave her her first guitar,... Read More.