Uncle Dave Macon, Sid Harkreader and Dr. Humphrey Bate performed at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium in a benefit concert that aired on WSM... Read More.
Dwight Eisenhower defeated Adlai Stevenson for president in 1952. Singer/songwriter Stuart Hamblen, running on the Prohibition ticket, finished fourth. So why are... Read More.
The first graphite reactor, designed to produce atomic power, went into operation in the secret government town of Oak Ridge, TN in... Read More.
KDKA in Pittsburgh went on the air in 1920, becoming America's first radio station. Roy Acuff lost the Tennessee governor's race... Read More.
Billboard issued its first edition in 1894. It was eight pages long and cost 10 cents. The publication becomes the leading trade... Read More.
Columbia released the album The Johnny Cash Show in 1970. It was his 35th overall album and his third live... Read More.
Johnnie Wright married Kitty Wells in Franklin, KY in 1937. Given that the event occurs on Halloween Eve, Wright frequently tells friends:... Read More.
Charley Pride pitches four innings of shutout ball in 1956, as the Negro League All-Stars beat the Major League All-Stars, including Hank... Read More.
The Delmore Brothers met country pioneers Fiddlin' John Carson and reverend Andrew Jenkins at an audition in Atlanta in 1931. They had... Read More.
The Grand Ole Opry moved from WSM's Studio C to the Hillsboro Theater in Nashville in 1934. A day after backing... Read More.
Roy Acuff held his first recording session with his band, The Crazy Tennesseans in 1936. They cut The Great Speckled Bird